Just like the Avs did with Peter Forsberg, the Red Wings added a familiar name when they signed Darren McCarty to a one-year deal announced late this afternoon. McCarty was the grit on Detroit's three Stanley Cup champions and scored a spectacular Cup-winning goal in the '97 final as the Wings swept Philadelphia to end a 42-year title drought.
Of course, McCarty is 35 now. He scored just 13 goals combined over the last two years with Calgary. Detroit had stockpiled him in the AHL with Grand Rapids just to see if he could still play. Apparently the Wings liked what they saw enough to formalize the deal. They need something, as their current 1-7-1 slide would attest.
The Wings, by the way, are in town to meet the Sabres Sunday night. It will be their first trip here since Dec. 10, 2003.
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