It's the second day of the 11-day extravaganza known as the Red Wings Blogger Roundtable. Today's question is hosted by George over at Snapshots where he asks us to chime in with our thoughts on the Wings' offseason signings.
If the Red Wings had signed a smallish 20-goal-scorer with an inconsistent work ethic, a power forward on the decline who has bounced around for a few years, if both were familiar to the coaching staff and GM, and their names were not Jason Williams or Todd Bertuzzi, would you feel more comfortable with Ken Holland's work in signing two players who can post 15-20 goals and 40-50 points in "I really wanted to stay with Columbus" Williams, "I have a freight train's worth of baggage and am a divisive force" Bertuzzi, and 10-15 goals and tremendous potential in Patrick Eaves for a sum total of $3.5 million?
While you will have to head over to Snapshots to read my answer along with the many other great DRW bloggers' thoughts, here is an interesting yet true analogy that George makes.
My take, short version: The Red Wings are truly the "Belle Tire of hockey," because they get more mileage out of older and "re-tread" players than any other organization in hockey.
Tomorrow's discussion will take place over at The Triple Deke. We'll be offering up our thoughts on whether the Wings' three straight lengthy postseason runs in combination with the Olympics in 2010 will affect our team this season.
On Another Note
I would like to make sure that WIM's blogroll in the left sidebar is up to date. I know there are a fair amount of Red Wings blogs out there. If I'm missing your's or one of your favorite reads (and that includes general Detroit sports blogs that talk DRW hockey on a consistent basis), please leave a comment or send me an e-mail to wingingitinmotown[@]gmail[dot]com. And if there is a general hockey blog or a team blog that you have to read daily or at least weekly, feel free to send me that too. Thanks!