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Michael Rasmussen Gets Another Look Tonight

added 3:17pm, oops, wrong section of KK, sorry.

from Dana Wakiji of the Wings' website,

The Red Wings are taking a nice, long look at Michael Rasmussen, their first-round pick, ninth overall, from the draft this past June.

You can't help but notice the 6-foot-6, 221-pound center when he's on the ice and he'll be on the ice quite a bit against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Wings coach Jeff Blashill has Rasmussen centering Tomas Tatar and Gustav Nyquist and on a power-play unit.

"I think it gives us a chance to see obviously a real high pick play with two talented players," Blashill said. "As I said, I thought he was really good in Chicago, one of our best forwards. He practiced with us yesterday with our main team, he did some things that showed some real high-end skill. It'll be good to see him tonight."

Having experienced NHL veterans on his line will help Rasmussen. They can communicate with him on the bench between shifts.

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added 3:13pm, below, watch Tatar on playing with Rasmussen....

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Paul's avatar

If you are so inclined, HSJ with a no update on AA piece.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/25/17 at 03:16 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Really intrigued they’ve kept him around this long, and super happy they’ve put him on the top lines instead of burying him in the roster. 

I know he’ll get sent down, and should, but what a great experience for the kid and a good opportunity to soak it up.  Hopefully it makes him all the more thirsty.

Posted by TreKronor on 09/25/17 at 04:22 PM ET

WingedRider's avatar

Holland repeatedly has said he is not negotiating against the KHL. The Wings made Athanasiou, 23offers for one year at $1.25 million and two years at $1.9 million per season.

I have no idea how I missed the Low Ball one year offer of $1.25M. Give AA $1.9M one year bonuses, your house, whatever KH.  $1.25M is LOW, IMO

Good for Rasmussen, more NHL time should help him and in the Top 6. Even pre Season is better than WHL

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 09/25/17 at 06:38 PM ET

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