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Moritz Seider Looks Just Fine At The World Championship

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Red Wings fans who strolled from the barbecue or lawn chair Monday had another chance to gaze at the Red Wings' future.

Moritz Seider was playing for Germany in the world championships against Team USA — and didn’t look out of place as a 20-year-old defenseman.

Team USA won the game 2-0 — which included a scary moment for former Red Wing Justin Abdelkader, who suffered an apparent knee injury — but Seider did all his could with three shots on net in 16 minutes 33 seconds (second among German defensemen) and playing with poise all over the ice, on both specialty teams.

One more reason to be excited about the upcoming Wings’ season.

“He’s got a lot of work to do, but there’s a lot of potential for him,” said general manager Steve Yzerman, during Yzerman’s season-ending media session. “We’re excited to have him here next year. Our hope is he’s ready to play for the Red Wings at the start of the season.”

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SYF's avatar

Obviously, we haven’t seen him play in the NHL, but the one skill I hope he develops is keeping his head on a swivel.  Once he starts making an impact in a game at the NHL level, he will most likely be the biggest target for pukes like Tom Wilson, Reaves, and hell, even Marchand.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 05/31/21 at 04:16 PM ET

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DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today signed defenseman Wyatt Newpower to a two-year entry-level contract.

Newpower, 23, skated in 24 games as a first-year pro with the American Hockey League’s Cleveland Monsters in 2020-21, producing 10 points (3-7-10) to tie for 10th on the team in scoring, along with 14 penalty minutes and a team-leading plus-10 rating. The 6-foot-3, 194-pound blueliner made his professional debut on Feb. 12 vs. Rochester, picked up his first two AHL points with a pair of assists on Feb. 22 at Rockford and tallied his first professional goal on March 20 vs. Grand Rapids. Prior to signing a one-year AHL contract with Cleveland on April 6, 2020, Newpower concluded a four-year career at the University of Connecticut in 2019-20, pacing the team with a plus-23 rating and leading the school’s defensemen with a collegiate career-best 22 points (3-19-22) in 34 games as captain of the Huskies. He tied for fifth on Connecticut in scoring and for sixth among all Hockey East defensemen.

A native of Hugo, Minn., Newpower totaled 47 points (11-36-47) and 68 penalty minutes in 114 games at Connecticut from 2016-20, capping off his career with the Hockey East Best Defensive Defenseman Award, as well as a spot on the Hockey East Second All-Star Team. Newpower also led his school’s defensemen in points as a junior in 2018-19, notching 14 points (3-11-14) in 34 games. Prior to his collegiate career, Newpower skated four seasons at White Bear Lake High School in Minnesota, logging 73 points (19-54-73) and 81 penalty minutes in 101 games from 2012-16, where he was a two-time Defenseman of the Year Award winner.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/31/21 at 04:33 PM ET

SYF's avatar

So an RHD Brian Lashoff?

Hopefully, he’ll surprise us with something special.  Otherwise, I’m guessing this is a move to improve the Griffins

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 05/31/21 at 05:10 PM ET


re: “Once he starts making an impact in a game at the NHL level, he will most likely be the biggest target for pukes like Tom Wilson, Reaves, and hell, even Marchand.”

givani smith..

Posted by rickytarr on 05/31/21 at 07:19 PM ET


So an RHD Brian Lashoff?

Most definitely a Grand Rapids depth signing. Their d was lopsided opposite of Detroit’s.

Posted by beantownredwings on 05/31/21 at 09:40 PM ET

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