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Video- A Look At Moritz Seider

via the YouTube page of the Detroit Red Wings,

\Profiling Detroit Red Wings 2019 1st round (6th overall) selection, defenseman Moritz Seider.


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Standouts at the Traverse City Tournament,

from Scott Wheeler of The Athletic,

RW Lucas Raymond (No. 4, 2020): Raymond was as advertised. There was the two-on-one one-touch goal and then the post-and-in goal off the wall and then the laser beam from the top of the zone with a long-range wrister that really stamped the progress he has made as a shooting threat. There were times where he dusted off some pucks for a touch or two too long, but he also danced some guys, made a lot of soft plays, looked really good on the power play, got himself into spots to get a lot of touches and didn’t shy away from some pretty physical games.

LW Jonatan Berggren (No. 33, 2018): Before Berggren got injured, he looked really good. His head was always up, he was patient and he stretched the ice sideways beautifully. There was sauce to Raymond on a goal and a setup to Joe Veleno out of a steal below the goal line out of a nice little stop-up into a low-to-high play, all before he got hurt in the first period of the Red Wings’ second game. Here’s hoping he’s back at it in short order because he has been through enough for a career at this point.

LHD Donovan Sebrango (No. 63, 2020): I wouldn’t go quite as far as calling it a statement week for Sebrango, but it wasn’t too far off one. It started with him eating some punches in a fight with the Blues’ Brayden Guy, but the rest featured strong and improved skating (he covered a lot of ground for his partners), great presence out there and smart decision-making throughout. He looked comfortable in his skin as a polished two-way guy who plays a mature game.

Other notes

C Joe Veleno (No. 30, 2018): I think the Red Wings would have liked to see Veleno produce a little more than he did, which kept him out of the standouts here, but he was really quite noticeable in other ways. He played on the interior, pushed tempo, drove through coverage, finished his checks and galloped around the ice with that skating stride of his, trying to cut through every lane he could (though he often didn’t make his way all the way through in possession). He had the puck a lot.

I also spoke to his offseason strength and conditioning coach, Justin Griffin, this week. Here’s what Griffin had to say: “Veleno has changed his body in the last two summers so that at the Detroit testing, they were kind of joking around like ‘wow, you worked out this summer.’ He didn’t really put that much time in the gym when he was younger and once he got to the NHL level and they were like, ‘hey, you’ve got to get stronger.’ He hasn’t missed one workout six times a week with us the last two summers.”

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/21/21 at 07:36 AM ET

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I think a lot of us have missed seeing forwards getting Kronwalled. Based on that video, it looks like we’re going to get to see some guys “Mo’ed down” this year – and for years to come. Let the games begin.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 09/21/21 at 10:13 AM ET

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