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Praise For Moritz Seider


added 10:54pm, from Ryan Kennedy of The Hockey News,

“The one thing I’ve noticed is how hard he passes the puck,” Draper said. “For an 18-year-old kid, he snaps his passes. Our player development guys, Shawn Horcoff and Dan Cleary, that’s something they talk to the younger guys about; passing the puck harder. And Moritz gets it.”

Wherever Seider ends up this fall, he’s bound to make fans. And unless he becomes indispensable to the Red Wings, he’ll also get an incredible opportunity at the world juniors, where Germany is back in the top grouping after winning promotion from Division 1A last year (in large part to Seider’s efforts, unsurprisingly). In the meantime, the kid that most folks didn’t know anything about during the draft, is making his name known in Michigan. And while he may not know who he’ll be playing for yet, he knows nothing is given; it has to be earned.

“That’s what it’s all about, you have to wait until main camp is over,” Seider said. “Now it’s about working my ass off every single day, trying to be a better hockey player and making the team.”


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SYF's avatar

He almost played 35 minutes in tonight’s game.  Amazing.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 09/09/19 at 11:44 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

I noticed several times he jumped up into the play deep in the offensive zone. I like that, but he might need to be judicial when doing this with the big boys. Also, he always seems to have his head up and accessing the play. Definitely seems to have good instincts, and I love his feistiness. When he fills out, he should be a solid D man

Posted by Down River Dan on 09/10/19 at 08:00 AM ET

Red Winger's avatar

He was interesting to watch yesterday. He was guilty of a few give-aways, but that’s to be expected. The confidence he showed in pushing the play up ice was very impressive. He seems to love jumping into the play offensively.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 09/10/19 at 08:17 AM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

Defensively, one thing that’s impressed me is that he hasn’t spent a lot of time chasing guys around. He’s stayed pretty close to the net and used his reach to get to pucks.

Hockey-wise, there isn’t one thing I don’t like about this kid right now. And his smile is infectious. Given what the Wings need moving forward, he was a great pick at #6.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 09/10/19 at 12:09 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Max Bultman of The Athletic,

Without getting too deep down that hypothetical road, though, the advantage of Seider playing in Grand Rapids this season would be how much time he could get with Horcoff and the rest of the development staff by being so close to Detroit. There’s still the matter of how many defensemen the Griffins are already expected to have in the fold, but Seider has looked capable of playing in the AHL should that end up being the outcome.

“Wherever he ends up, I think that he’s going to have a little bit of an adjustment (if he’s in Grand Rapids) because that’s just the reality — it’s a different country, it’s a different language, it’s a different culture, there’s a lot of differences,” Simon said. “There’s a lot of firsts. But for him, being as mature as he is as a player and as a person, I think you’re still going to see an adjustment period but I don’t see it being a ton. … He works hard, he competes hard, he takes care of himself, and based on what I’ve seen, I think that acclimation period might be a little bit smaller, hopefully.”

more ($$$)

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/10/19 at 12:24 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Looks pretty damn good quarterbacking a PP too.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 09/10/19 at 03:45 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Paul, in his post-draft interviews, Yzerman mentioned that they interviewed him for a long time.  I think they made a pick that will have everybody kicking themselves in the ass.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 09/10/19 at 04:35 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Yep SYF, and Draper saw him play more than a few times.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/10/19 at 04:36 PM ET

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