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In Red Wings Land

Moritz Seider: “Perfect solution for preparing for the NHL” - Hockeynews.se

[Translated via Google]

Both me and Detroit think this is a good organization. I feel that I fit in well and can develop here in the coming months. It’s about playing hockey, getting ice time and getting in match shape. There were no other teams interested so it was a very easy and quick decision. It took a week and then I was here.

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Around the NHL

Willie O’Ree became the NHL’s first black player when he took the ice for the Boston Bruins on Jan. 18, 1958. It’s an honour he cherishes, but one he believes should have gone to another man. “Herb Carnegie should have been in the National Hockey League before me,” O’Ree says over the phone from his home in La Mesa, Calif.

Good read on the story of a player who was told would have been on the Leafs at Conn Smythe’s decision “if he were white.”

I also appreciate that they’re not shooting for player induction, but rather builder. Arguing the hockey merits of a guy who never got to play a single NHL game is an easy way to read a headline and go “no.”