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Video- Talk After Last Night’s Game

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

“One of the things we got to get Zadina to understand is it’s super hard in this league to self-create,” Blashill said. “In order to self-create, you’ve got to be super-fast or super big and strong and he’s not either one of those, so what he’s got to do is make sure he does a really good job in his give-go game.

“I think sometimes Filip wants to score so bad that he’s trying to do it all himself. We’ll just keep working on trying to get better opportunities to have a give-and-go, give it, dart to areas and get it back.”

Zadina, who is competing for a spot on the NHL roster, said he’s been through stretches like this before.

“I just want to be patient,” Zadina said. “It’s not about the goals. I just want to play hockey, have fun and win the games.

“I’m not a selfish guy, so I just want to pass it back. For sure I want to keep the puck but at some point, (but) I got to pass it back quicker and I can keep the puck on my blade longer.”

more and othe topics too

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

A disappointing finish for the Red Wings, exhibition season or not.

Islanders forward Anthony Beauvillier forced overtime with a late goal, then won it 32 seconds into overtime, giving the Islanders a 4-3 victory.


Below watch Moritz Seider, Anthony Mantha, Filip Zadina and Jeff Blashill after the game.

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Dana Wakiji of the Wings’ site with notes…

Frans Nielsen left the game with a lower-body injury after playing just 1:53.

“Little bit of a tweak,” Wings coach Jeff Blashill said of Nielsen. “It’s nothing something that’s going to set him back for Nashville opening night. I can’t tell you how quickly he gets back in but we’ll see.”


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/21/19 at 06:52 AM ET

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from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

Filip Zadina and Moritz Seider were drafted with the expectation they would be key building blocks as the Detroit Red Wings try to regain competitiveness.

It bears notice what coach Jeff Blashill said after the team’s third exhibition game: expectations have to be kept in check.

Seider, this year’s first-round draft pick, has, on the whole, looked solid and looked like a guy who could develop into an elite defenseman. He’s physical, he can play both special teams, and he’s gaining experience playing in key situations.

But he’s 18.

Zadina was drafted as a potential game-changer, a playmaker with a great shot and quick release. The Wings were ecstatic when he was available at sixth overall in 2018, as he’d been projected to go as high as third overall.


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/21/19 at 07:24 AM ET


Preseason or regular season, we continue to get scored on 5 on 6 at the end of the games

Posted by VPalmer on 09/21/19 at 11:31 AM ET


That’s only because the Wings aren’t a good team and haven’t been a good team for several years.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 09/22/19 at 10:54 AM ET

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