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Keep An Eye On These Players At Detroit’s Development Camp

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

More than 40 players, including their most recent first-round selections (Filip Zadina, Joe Veleno and Moritz Seider) will be divided into two groups (Teams Howe and Lindsay) and take part in on-ice skill development and off-ice workouts, culminating with a three-on-three tournament on Friday (6:30 p.m.) and Red & White Game Saturday (noon).

Here are 10 players to watch this week at development camp:

Jonatan Berggren, left wing

Limited to 16 games last season for Skelleftea in Sweden due to a back injury, the club’s third selection in 2018 (33rd) is a good skater and puck skills. He’s more of a playmaker who the Red Wings believe can become a better finisher.

Albin Grewe, right wing

A highly competitive player who likens himself to Brad Marchand, Grewe, selected 66th this weekend, is a good skater and aggressive forechecker, playing a physical, agitating style that resulted in 102 penalty minutes in only 25 games in 2018-19 for Djurgardens under-20 team.

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Paul's avatar

I will be doing a recap of the camp when they become available and see no need of pictures of the prospects skating on the ice or a short video showing the same.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/25/19 at 10:41 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

Roger.  Thanks Paul.

Posted by RWBill on 06/25/19 at 10:42 AM ET

Paul's avatar

For example, vids like this of Seider going through a drill.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/25/19 at 10:47 AM ET

Paul's avatar

The Wings will be doing a live stream around 11:30am from the camp, that I will post.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/25/19 at 10:50 AM ET

Paul's avatar

If you want to follow people at the camp who are tweeting:  Ansar Khan and the Grand Rapids Griffins along with the Wings and Dana Wakiji.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/25/19 at 11:02 AM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

From the photo in the article, it looks like Grewe has the same style of hair as Lil’ Bert (if it can be called a “style”). grin

I sure hope he turns out to play like Lil’ Bert and not like his hero Marchand. I don’t think any of that “over the line” crap will be tolerated by the Wings.

As for the article itself, Kahn(!) needs a proof reader. There are way too many typos and grammatical errors in there for it to be considered professional journalism.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 06/25/19 at 11:19 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

OTC mlive is not known for journalism, that’s for sure.  People who write comments take more time editing themselves than the staff writers.  And Ansar is one of the better ones!

Posted by RWBill on 06/25/19 at 11:28 AM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

I love this video of Grewe Ansar posted:
https://youtu.be/JBylQ9TsGaQ

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 06/25/19 at 01:01 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

I love this video of Grewe Ansar…

Thanks, dd. It’s kind of a visual presentation of eveything that was written about him of eliteprospects.com.

• He’s a strong skater, who’s relentless on the forecheck, and a serious trash talker who gets under the skin of his opponents each night. EPrinkside.com 2019

• Grewe is willing to play a committed brand of defense, blocking shots and getting his stick onto the puck. McKeen’s Hockey 2019

• ...plays with considerable energy.. is a threat down the right side when he puts his shoulder down to attack wide and then drive the net. Draftin Europe 2018

• He is at the top of the food chain, a t-rex, eats everything and thinks everything is under him. Robert Ohlsson (Coach) 2018

• slick stickhandler … dangerous in the offensive end … plays a fast game … works hard every shift … deadly on the power play. ISS Hockey 2017

The “t-rex” comment is a hoot. And the “slick stickhandler” comment is dead on. He’s good at using that skill to skate the puck to an open area. Lots of potential there if he can learn to control his aggression the way Lil’ Bert has.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 06/25/19 at 02:13 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

OTC mlive is not known for journalism

That may be the understatement of the year, Bill.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 06/25/19 at 02:14 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 06/25/19 at 02:13 PM ET

Thanks, dd. It’s kind of a visual presentation of eveything that was written about him of eliteprospects.com.

Anytime.

I love these quotes you posted. And yes the T Rex is spot on. Or even Velociraptor.

From watching that video he is a puck hound. We do not have many true puck hounds on the team. He can hit, he is good off the boards, good vision, passing. The only thing might be poor shot selection, but that can be improved.

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 06/25/19 at 02:50 PM ET

SYF's avatar

I love this video of Grewe Ansar posted:
https://youtu.be/JBylQ9TsGaQ

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 06/25/19 at 01:01 PM ET

He’s wearing Probie/Chelios’ number.  I like it.

Posted by SYF from Jackie Redmond's blue eyes on 06/25/19 at 05:20 PM ET

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