Detroit Sports

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

8/2 Notes

I am finally back from vacation. While I was gone a lot happened in the Detroit Sports scene.

I will first start out with the Red Wings. With the NHL finally ending the lockout, the Red Wings now have to get their team together with a salary cap. They will be losing a number of players. Long time Red Wing Darren McCarty has already left the team. Mathieu Dandenault is also expected to leave. Derian Hatcher left as well, signing with the Flyers.

Although the Wings are losing a number of players, they did not lose their long time captain Steve Yzerman. Yzerman signed a one year deal to stay with the Wings for another season.

I have been out of hockey for so long that I barely know what is going on anymore. For awesome Wings' coverage, head over to On the Wings.

The Detroit Tigers have pretty much given up on trying to make the playoffs. They proved that by trading one of their best relievers, Kyle Farnsworth, for two prospects. The Tigers now have a very weak bullpen after trading Farnsworth. The Tigers sit about 5 games under 500, and about 8 games out of the wild card spot.

Even though the Tigers have given up on their season, I think they made a smart move by signing Placido Polanco to a four year deal. They traded for Polanco earlier in the season, and he has done a good job for the Tigers since they picked him up.

The Detroit Lions signed their first round draft pick Mike Williams to a five year deal. Williams should fit in nicely with Roy Williams and Charles Rogers.

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