This was a big week for the Detroit Red Wings. The team signed defenseman Mike Green and veteran center Brad Richards.
Michigan Radio sports commentator John U. Bacon says that while the Red Wings have a top line of players, people often don't realize that in hockey third- and fourth-string players can be just as important. And the Wings need more than a few key players.
But securing top talent says a lot about how the Wings are perceived by NHL fans and players.
Bacon says it shows how strong the organization is when it can recruit top players even when Detroit doesn't have the best reputation in the country.