In Red Wings Land
Shocked by the pick by Steve Yzerman and the Red Wings?
So are we... but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad. Seems like Moritz Seider has some solid upside. Plus, apparently his nickname in Mannheim is The Diamond. Tough to be upset about the pick after learning that.
At the most recent World Hockey Championship, I sat with Detroit coach Jeff Blashill and watched Germany play. A forward tried to take Moritz Seider wide, but he pivoted, closed the gap effortlessly and pinned the forward against the boards. Blashill had a huge grin on his face. https://t.co/ml2ndKhgyj— Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) June 22, 2019
Back to Moritz Seider:— Steven Ellis (@StevenEllisTHN) June 22, 2019
I'm not sure there's a defenseman in the draft that excites me as he does. I feel like we haven't come close to seeing what he's capable of. #NHLDraft
Red Wings pick Moritz Seider is being interviewed on the video board in the arena. Of all the players I spoke with at the combine, he was one of my favorite conversations. He's an easy-going kid and just says what he thinks. Pretty good at the hockey, too. Still stunned.— Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) June 22, 2019
Seems like Seider might have a pretty good personality too.
Loving this pick more and more.
The Red Wings will take on the Dallas Stars.
Around the League
Team fit: The Red Wings do not have a ton of depth among defensemen in their system, but this was a shocker of a pick in Steve Yzerman’s first draft. The value among the forwards still on the board is significant. You’d have to think the Red Wings bring him to North America immediately and allow him to develop in their own system in the AHL. -- Peters
Where Seider is most likely to play in 2019-20: AHL