In Red Wings Land
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 NHL.com. “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.
Around The League
After 17 seasons played, Mike Fisher has announced his retirement from the NHL. Fisher, a beloved member of the Ottawa Senators and Nashville Predators, always came across as one of the league’s good-guys. He could also throw a solid left jab when the situation called for one.