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Quick Hits: The Rasmussen is Taking Your Job Edition

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In Red Wings Land

Looking to make the leap: Michael Rasmussen | ProHockeyTalk

Michael Rasmussen, the Red Wings’ 2017 first-round pick and highest-drafted player since 1990, is spending his summer preparing to take a roster spot with the Red Wings. He’s also not keeping it a secret.

“I’m taking the approach that I’m going to take someone’s job and I’m going to take a spot on the team,” Rasmussen said at the World Junior Summer Showcase, per “I want to play in the NHL as fast as I can and I want to help the team win.”

I’m not going to lie, I like this kid’s moxie. It doesn’t hurt to have a determined six-foot-six power-forward in your organization. Ken Holland has his fair share of critics in regards to the Rasmussen selection, perhaps Michael can prove the naysayers wrong.

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