Quick Hits: The Developments Edition
In Red Wings Land
Adam Erne, Michael Rasmussen among players who took steps forward for Red Wings - Detroit News
“From a year ago, and you include the summer as part of it, he’s clearly a better skater, clearly playing with more confidence and clearly a better defensive player,” Blashill said. “He’s come one of the furthest in terms of development.”
As a person who constantly struggles with adding unnecessary qualifiers to superlatives, I’m going to overlook how this was qualified (and how awkwardly it was worded). I do think Rasmussen has come the furthest. Zadina would be the next closest contender. I don’t want to forget Seider just because he wasn’t in North America though.
Around the League
Evidently, Rod Brind’Amour’s extension is official. Three years, believed to be around $1.8M/season. https://t.co/i8p0jtdFdS— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 8, 2021
Hurricanes say that this tweet is only in reference to Brind’Amour’s third anniversary since being hired as head coach.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) May 8, 2021
While we all expect an extension in the near future, the team says it is not done yet. https://t.co/wCtNEMIdSI
That was a fun ten minutes. He’s not leaving Carolina but I was enjoying the dream. Let’s get Igor Larionov instead.