In Red Wings Land
Red Wings' top picks Filip Zadina, Michael Rasmussen team up, show potential | MLive.com
Skilled forwards played on the same line and collaborated on the winning goal in the development camp scrimmage. Quotes from Zadina and Rasmussen showed great promise about their attitudes as well, but I like this piece from Shawn Horcoff
"I think it's great," Horcoff said. "They're good players. You should get excited. We're excited. The fans should be excited. That doesn't mean they're going to go out right away as 18-year-olds and dominate the league. It's the best league in the world for a reason. We just have make sure we're directing them toward doing the right things and all that should take care of itself."
Also, here's the goal
Around the League
LA Kings Agree to Terms with Drew Doughty on 8-Year Contract Extension
The Doughty deal, which will be announced officially later today is said to be for $11M AAV and will set the market for #1 D-Men going forward it seems. I'm curious to see how much Doughty is costing Erik Karlsson here, since I don't think Karlsson is going to be able to demand that much, although him going true UFA could very well lead to busting through that ceiling. It's just that Doughty being a cup-winner and also not European automatically makes him more-valuable based on the old-boys GM club mentality.