Wings close to adding defenseman

Earlier in the week, it was reported by TFP that Glen Wesley would probably end up in Detroit.

It is very close to happening.
Apparantly, the Wings are hoping to sign Wesley to a 3 year deal before the trade can take place.

The deal will look something like this:

To Detroit: Glen Wesley

To Carolina: Jason Williams and a 5th Round Pick in 2004.

No word on when the trade will be finalized, remember, the Wings are insistent that Glen sign for a few years, as they already have a number of UFA’s to deal with this summer(Woolley, Fedorov, Hull, Robitaille, McCarty, Yzerman, Larionov).

The feeling is that acquiring Wesley is step one, and the Wings would still be in the market for an experienced defenseman, and to a lesser extreme, a scoring forward.