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added 1:13pm, Press release is below.

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The After-Draft

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

The Wings are seeking that level of leadership.

"We're looking for kids that have good character, that's important," general manager Steve Yzerman said. "We want them to be driven and be good people in the organization.

"We want to draft kids that are good solid kids, who have enough ability in some form or another that have a chance to play in the league and are real driven and motivated."

Yzerman and Kris Draper, the Wings' director of amateur scouting, were both key pieces of the team's leadership structure through three Stanley Cups and multiple years of success.

They understand how significant character is to winning, and want to implement those qualities into the future rosters.

"Any time you can add prospects who have been captains, 17- or 18-year-old prospects, it's important for the Detroit Red Wings, important for Steve," Draper said. "We feel we've drafted good people, good prospects and character individuals.

"A lot of the guys will do what they can to find ways to play. They know they have a lot of work to do."

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from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

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Detroit Draft Report Day 2

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today selected six players during the second day of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. The Red Wings began the day by trading up in the second round to draft defenseman Shai Buium (36th overall), then selected left wing Carter Mazur in the third round (70th overall), center Red Savage (114th overall), center Liam Dower Nilsson (134th overall), defenseman Oscar Plandowski (155th overall) and center Pasquale Zito (166th overall).

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Video- Steve Yzerman And Kris Draper After Day 2 Of The NHL Draft

Starting very soon.

 

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Video- Shai Buium Meets With The Media

Nine minutes long.

Also, if there are any more videos of Detroit prospects, you can watch the at Detroit's YouTube page.

 

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Open Post- Day 2 Of The 2021 NHL Draft

Watch on the NHLN, SN and SN NOW beginning at 11:00am ET.

Detroit picks today- Round 2 #38, Round 3 #70, Round 4 #102 & #128, Round 5 #134 and Round 6 #166.

An active discussion in the open post from Day 1, let the conversation continue.

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Sebastian Cossa Certainly Is A Confident Goalie

from Bob Duff of Detroit Hockey Now,

Sebastian Cossa’s confidence level might loom almost as large as his towering frame. Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman swapped first-round picks with the Dallas Stars in order to grab Edmonton Oil Kings netminder Cossa with the 15th pick of the 2021 NHL entry draft.

The move made Cossa the first goaltender selected in the draft – exactly as it should be, according to Cossa.

“I thought I had a strong season,” Cossa said. “My play kind of earned it for me. The confidence I have in my game, I think I’m going to be the best goalie in the draft. “

I think I got picked where I should be.”

At 6-foot-6, 210 poiunds, Cossa is a towering presence between the pipes. He posted a WHL-leading .941 save percentage in 19 games last season.

“When I’m at the top of my crease, there’s not a lot to shoot at,” Cossa said. “Still recognizing that and patterning my game after that. My hands don’t have to move as much. My depth control is a big focus part for me.

“There’s bigger holes with bigger goalies but when I’m seeing the puck very well I definitely use my size to my advantage.”

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Stream- Steve Yzerman And Kris Draper After Tonight’s NHL Draft

Coming soon.

added 11:48pm, below watch an interview with Simon Edvinsson

 

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Videos- Simon Edvinsson And Sebastian Cossa Tonight

Detroit picks in the first round of the 2021 NHL Draft.

Simon Edvinsson up first, Sebastian Cossa is below.

added 11:29pm, Detroit press release on Cossa is below.

 

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Open Post- 2021 NHL Draft

The NHL Draft begins at 8:00pm ET on ESPN2, SN, SN NOW, and TVAS.

The Wings have the 6th and 22nd picks in the 1st round.

Turning this over to you for your comments and have some fun tonight.

added 10:49pm, Detroit's press release on Edvinsson below.

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