“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.
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.
While we all expect an extension in the near future, the team says it is not done yet. https://t.co/wCtNEMIdSI
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) May 8, 2021
That was a fun ten minutes. He’s not leaving Carolina but I was enjoying the dream. Let’s get Igor Larionov instead.