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08:22 AM ET 09.21 | Barely a week old, the lockout already has Detroit's Hockeytown Winter Festival imperiled. Jimmy Devellano, senior vice president/alternate governor for the Red Wings, said Thursday the organization is in a wait-and-see mode. "We're only days into a lockout, so it's so very early to speculate on any of this," he said. "You don't know what is going to happen in a month from now. I don't know what is going to happen in a month from now. But I will say a month from now, some decisions will have to be made pro or con." The Winter Festival is set to take place the final two weeks of December, ending with what's expected to be a sellout crowd at Comerica Park for an alumni game between the Red Wings and Maple Leafs.

The Detroit News

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September 21, 2012  09:02 AM ET

and the one GOOD idea Dwarfus Horriblius has had will now be flushed because of him and his owners. On behalf of the communities involved (and the revenue they will now lose)...**** Dwarfus

September 21, 2012  09:03 AM ET

Maybe the AHL could have the Marlies play the Griffins.

September 21, 2012  09:51 AM ET

Where's the picture of Mike? Howard, pfft. I keep waiting for the picture of Mike to move a little bit--that can't happen when they miss opportunities like this.

September 21, 2012  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

and the one GOOD idea Dwarfus Horriblius has had will now be flushed because of him and his owners. On behalf of the communities involved (and the revenue they will now lose)...**** Dwarfus

What a boon this will be for the city of Detroit!!! ...oh, straight down the crapper like everything else.

September 21, 2012  09:53 AM ET

I'm upset I won't see the Leafs 24/7.

Oh wait, I live in Canada....I already do. :-(

September 21, 2012  09:54 AM ET

Winter cancelled.

NHL to blame.

Story at 11:00.

September 21, 2012  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Maybe the AHL could have the Marlies play the Griffins.

That's already planned. Them, the GLI, alumni game, OHL, high school...it was going to be a great event.

September 21, 2012  10:27 AM ET

WGAF

September 21, 2012  10:34 AM ET
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WGAF

Actually, I kind of do....like I said, it is the one thing this idiot got right, and I do enjot it and I know the fans do

September 21, 2012  11:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

and the one GOOD idea Dwarfus Horriblius has had will now be flushed because of him and his owners. On behalf of the communities involved (and the revenue they will now lose)...**** Dwarfus

The biggest crowd ever, a better view than any other, and they're gonna F it Up.

September 21, 2012  12:05 PM ET

add another to Bettmans long and growing list of f ups

September 21, 2012  01:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Winter cancelled.NHL to blame.Story at 11:00.

What winter (nyuk) Oh look a license plate from Canada! Hey there's another, and....

September 21, 2012  02:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

What winter (nyuk) Oh look a license plate from Canada! Hey there's another, and....

Talk to me when you are bundling up as the mercury dips to a cool 79 degrees F in a couple of months!

 
September 21, 2012  05:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Talk to me when you are bundling up as the mercury dips to a cool 79 degrees F in a couple of months!

LOL. It hits the 40s somtimes in Janurary though.

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