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Dennis Cholowski Is One Of The Rookies To Watch

from Rory Boylen of Sportsnet,

It’s too early to make any final judgements on these rookies, but we can shine the light on some strong performances from the first week and draw attention to how these players are being used. Here are nine rookies who have jumped out at us through seven days.

Dennis Cholowski, DET: With an average of 22:10 per game, Cholowski leads all rookies in average ice time. The 20th-overall pick from 2016 racked up a point per game in the pre-season and an injury to Mike Green opened up a spot for some youngster to take advantage — and Cholowski hasn’t missed.

He never made any Canadian WJC squads in junior even after moving from the NCAA to the WHL last season and becoming a major contributor. A great skater with a nose for offence, the 6-foot Cholowski is the kind of defenceman who thrives in today’s NHL and he leads all Detroit defencemen in power-play ice time. When Mike Green eventually returns some of that will be shaved off, but if Cholowski keeps up this level of play, he’ll be hard to turn away from.

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Paul's avatar

Michael Rasmussen participate in a Twttterview today.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/10/18 at 01:16 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Planning ahead?

Wings/Bruins game this Saturday moved to 3pm start, ALCS game at 8pm.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/10/18 at 01:43 PM ET

Primis's avatar

This is why when everyone was so upset over the “trading down from Chychrun to Cholowski to get out from Datsyuk’s contract” move, everyone needed to wait and see.

It now is Hronek and Cholowski vs Chychrun basically.  We’ll have to see once things settle more and Chychrun comes back off of IR.

Posted by Primis on 10/10/18 at 02:45 PM ET

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Posted by Primis on 10/10/18 at 02:45 PM ET

This is why when everyone was so upset over <INSERT TEARS> everyone needed to wait and see is applicable to at least 50% of the outrage in HHHT nation, and 50% is being kind.

 

Posted by MurrayChadwick from Holland Hate Hyperbole Town (HHHT) on 10/10/18 at 03:49 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Chicken run with the bad knee (s)


Mmmm the tears taste better now

Posted by ilovehomers on 10/10/18 at 10:31 PM ET

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