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Red Wings Wrap Up Prospect Camp Across Town Due To Power Outage

Last week's hot weather was the cause of some power outages in Detroit, including an outage that left Joe Louis Arena in the dark. Normally in the summer that wouldn't be a problem for the Red Wings since the NHL is in its offseason, but the lack of power threw a wrench at the team's plans for their prospect camp since the entire thing was supposed to be at the Joe.

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The camp started smoothly last Thursday (July 8) and there were no issues on Friday either, but losing power at the Joe forced the Wings to change their plans. Not only was it impossible to play in a dark arena, but you can imagine what losing power did to the ice surface.

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With the Joe unusable, the Wings packed up their stuff and moved to City Sports Arena, which is about eight minutes away. The arena is much smaller than the Joe and doesn't have all of the amenities in the locker room and surrounding area, but the Wings made things work with an assist from the Tigers.

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"All our laundry, everything that has to be washed in washing machines is going over to Comerica Park," said equipment manager Paul Boyer. "The Tigers are helping us out.

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"City Sports Center has been really really good to us here obviously, using Grosse Pointe South's locker rooms. It all worked out."

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That it did. The Wings wrapped up their camp earlier this week and got by just fine at City Sports Arena.

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