Ramblings: Husso Shutout in Wings Debut, Who Is Justin Danforth? (Oct 15)

Ian Gooding


Although Friday featured just four games, it featured a few debuts and returns of note.

Ville Husso's first game as a Red Wing couldn't have gone any better. Husso stopped all 29 shots he faced in the Wings' 3-0 win over Montreal. Here's one of those saves.

The Wings play again today (Saturday), so expect Alex Nedeljkovic to get the start in New Jersey in the second of back-to-backs. Based on both recency and contract, Husso should receive the bulk of the work in net going forward. If Husso was part of your Zero G plan, congratulations on the great start. He could turn out to be one of the better goalies in fantasy if Detroit is able to improve on last season.

Dipping deeper into the Zero G pool, Jake Allen hasn't been so bad either over his first two starts. Following a win against Toronto, Allen stopped 37 of 38 shots in the hard-luck loss. I wouldn't expect such smooth sailing from a Habs netminder going forward, but Allen has at least provided better-than-expected results in the early going.

Michael Rasmussen led the Wings with a goal and two assists. In fact, he demonstrated why he has some bangers league appeal with a plus-3, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 4 HITS, and 2 BKS. Rasmussen hasn't generated a ton of interest in fantasy leagues so far (he's a 1 percenter in Yahoo leagues), but it's worth mentioning that he is now entering his fourth NHL season. Since he is 6-6, further development ti