Of Red Wings-related note this afternoon:
- MLive’s Ansar Khan wrote a list of 10 things to watch during the Red Wings’ training camp, which begins on Friday at Centre ICE Arena:
Rasmussen, Zadina try to make jump from juniors
Few players can make the jump from the major junior level to the NHL, but the Red Wings are counting on their past two top picks — forwards Michael Rasmussen and Filip Zadina — to earn roster spots out of camp.
The 6-foot-6 Rasmussen is a natural center who’ll transition to the pros on the wing to reduce his defensive responsibilities. He is a net-front option on the power play. If he doesn’t make the roster he must return to WHL Tri-City.
The highly skilled Zadina is the club’s highest pick (No. 6) since 1990. If he’s not NHL-ready at the start of the season he can be assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins and recalled at any point.
2. DetroitRedWings.com’s Dana Wakiji posted a “by the numbers” examination of Dennis Cholowski’s 2017-18 season and the early 2018-19 campaign as well:
6 — In the just completed 2018 NHL Prospect Tournament, Cholowski had six points to lead all defensemen. St. Louis’ Jordan Kyrou also had six points. Dallas’ Jason Robertson led the tournament with nine points. Columbus’ Kevin Stenlund and Detroit’s Joe Veleno each had seven.
Quotable: “To be honest, it’s really been nothing. I’ve been around pros all the time. I’ve been around the rink, seen the environment. I’ve lived by myself for a while. It’s really just a good experience for me and I think it did nothing but help me. College was kind of my first taste of it. It gave me a little bit of experience, so I was a little more comfortable coming into this summer being by myself. Obviously, you have guys around you that you stay with but the majority of the time I was by myself. I find I cope with it pretty well. My parents are always there for support, so that always helps, too.” — Cholowski
3. Traverse City’s 9&10 News is holding a contest whose prize is two seats from Joe Louis Arena:
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Update: This GIF from Michigan Hockey’s Michael Caples is pretty cool:
— Michael Caples (@michaelcaples) September 12, 2018