Wednesday State Sports Summary
Wed, 07 Oct 2020 06:14:36 EDT


WE START WITH THE RED WINGS, WHO SELECT SWEDISH FORWARD LUCAS
RAYMOND WITH THE FOURTH OVERALL PICK IN LAST NIGHT’S OPENING
ROUND OF THE NHL DRAFT. THE 18-YEAR OLD RAYMOND IS CURRENTLY
PLAYING IN THE SWEDISH HOCKEY LEAGUE AND ISN'T EXPECTED TO
CHALLENGE FOR A ROSTER SPOT UNTIL THE 2021-2022 NHL SEASON.


THE WINGS ALSO MADE A SURPRISING - AND RISKY - ROSTER MOVE BEFORE
LAST NIGHT’S DRAFT, CUTTING VETERAN FORWARD JUSTIN ABDELKADER.
BUYING OUT THE 33-YEAR OLD ABDELKADER’S CONTRACT MEANS THAT
HE’LL COUNT AGAINST DETROIT’S SALARY CAP FOR EACH OF THE NEXT SIX
SEASONS…….


ONE MORE HOCKEY RELATED ITEM: ACCORDING TO TSN’S ELLIOTT
FRIEDMAN, NHL OFFICIALS ARE REPORTEDLY LOOKING TO START THE
UPCOMING 2021 SEASON ON - OR NEAR - NEW YEAR’S DAY. YET TO BE
DETERMINED BY LEAGUE OFFICIALS: WILL NEXT SEASON RUN 82 GAMES OR -
BECAUSE OF THE LATE START DATE - WILL THE SEASON BE SHORTER………


THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS TAKE A COMMANDING THREE GAMES TO ONE
LEAD IN THE NBA FINALS…….AFTER THEY BEAT THE MIAMI HEAT, 102 TO 96,
IN LAST NIGHT’S GAME #4 OF THAT BEST-OF-SEVEN SERIES……..


IN THE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS ON TUESDAY: THE LOS
ANGELES DODGERS DEFEAT SAN DIEGO, 5 TO 1; TAMPA BAY KNOCKS OFF
THE NEW YORK YANKEES, 7 TO 5; HOUSTON BEATS OAKLAND, 5 TO 1;
ATLANTA OUTSLUGS MIAMI, 9 TO 5……..


FORMER MICHIGAN WOLVERINE DEFENSIVE TACKLE MO HURST WAS PLACED
ON THE NFL’S RESERVE/COVID-19 LIST YESTERDAY BY THE LAS VEGAS
RAIDERS. AT THIS POINT, IT’S UNCLEAR IF HURST TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE
VIRUS OR WAS IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID-19………


MEANWHILE, ONE OF THE TOP QUARTERBACK PROSPECTS IN COLLEGE
FOOTBALL THIS YEAR - NORTH DAKOTA STATE’S TREY LANCE - CONFIRMS
FOR YAHOO SPORTS’ PETE THAMEL YESTERDAY THAT HE’S DECIDED TO
ENTER APRIL’S NFL DRAFT……AND WON’T PLAY FOR THE BISON THIS
SPRING………




   

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