In Red Wings Land
►Regarding some of the Wings who were making their home debut in the preseason, it was a mixed bag.
Defensemen Moritz Seider and Oliwer Kaski both played around 17 minutes but Kaski, in particular, in his first game seemed to struggle with the speed and quickness. Joe Veleno had an assist on Mantha’s goal, but both failed to generated any quality chances in around 15 minutes of ice time.
I attended this game last night and enjoyed what I saw from Seider on the ice. I definitely agree with Prashanth’s tweet below:
I think it's nice that Mo Seider has again been Detroit's best defenseman. The one thing that I've found refreshing is his patience with the puck. Don't think the Wings have had a D-man be as willing to hang on to the puck as Seider in awhile— Prashanth Iyer (@iyer_prashanth) September 21, 2019
I was impressed with his game overall and, while I don’t think he’ll be on the opening night roster, I’d love to see him in a Red Wings uniform sooner rather than later.
Also, this was awesome:
That pass.— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) September 21, 2019
That finish. pic.twitter.com/iLeosbvv7m
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NHL Awards audit
Norris: Chris Pronger, St. Louis Blues
Jack Adams: Joel Quenneville, St. Louis Blues
It’s an absolute joke that Pronger won the Hart and Nicklas Lidstrom was never even nominated for the award during his career.