In Michael Rassmusen Land
The theme of the day seems to be Michael Rasmussen’s NHL status.
“We need to win, but we also need to make sure we’re doing the best thing we can for Michael Rasmussen long-term and our assessment as we stand here today is that the best thing to do is keep him here and keep playing,” coach Jeff Blashill said after practice Monday.
Rasmussen will play center, his natural position, on Tuesday, after logging most of his minutes at wing to help ease his transition to the pros.
I’m cool with the Red Wings keeping Rasmussen around for the rest of the season. The future contract status doesn’t concern me right now. If being in the NHL is best for his development, then he should be in the NHL. I like that he's getting a chance to play his natural position. I’m not sure who his linemates will be, but I’d sure like to see him have some actual talent on his wing and not just guys like Martin Frk and Luke Witkowski.
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