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Videos- Post Practice Talk Today

Before we get to the videos, Jeff Blashill said in his media conference (video not available yet), Vrana hurt his shoulder in the first 10 minutes of practice today.  They will know more tomorrow.

First up is Filip Zadina dnd below is Sam Gagner.  added 3:10pm, Robby Fabbri is below.  added 3:13pm, Jeff Blashill is below.










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OlderThanChelios's avatar

...Vrana hurt his shoulder in the first 10 minutes of practice today.

And the 2021-22 season is off to great start.  tongue rolleye

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 09/25/21 at 02:04 PM ET

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Fabbri and Blashill added to the post.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/25/21 at 03:15 PM ET

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Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,

Nick Leddy appears to be getting the first shot at being the first defensive partner for Detroit Red Wings much-talked-about rookie Moritz Seider.

Coach Jeff Blashill has them working together in the first couple of days of training camp in Traverse City.

“It’s a pairing that we could potentially use going into the season,” Blashill said.  “We want to go through some exhibition games and see. It was a starting point for us. Part of it is how good does Moritz play in terms of what type of minutes they’re going to see.”


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/25/21 at 03:44 PM ET


If DeKeyser is healthier and stronger and more mobile
on both legs, he makes sense as an experienced defensive safety valve
for Hronek, who needs to play fewer minutes anyway.

This is quite an early vote of confidence for Seider who hasn’t disappointed
at any pro level so far.

Stecher and Staal and Osterle as a fill in with
Lindstrom looking for his chance to break in.
Lindstrom can’t avoid waivers and his being protected
says a lot. Same with Givani Smith.

Meanwhile, with Vrana, this is why Bobby Ryan is around in camp.
The big thing Ryan said he focused on the prior offseason was skating and quickness. If his hand and bicep are healthy that’s great. But how is his pace?
Smarts and anticipation - knowing where to be - can compensate for some of that.

I’m guessing Stephens and maybe Rowney make the team and Veleno starts in GR.

Posted by lefty.30 on 09/25/21 at 04:01 PM ET

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re: Seider

This is what the Wings did with Larkin; they gave him the tough assignments in preseason to test his readiness. Seider might have a tougher time on the defensive side, but we’ll see.

Posted by ilovehomers on 09/25/21 at 05:46 PM ET

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Seider is so calm in his style.  He’ll be fine until a Tom Wilson or Ryan Reaves type comes along and then we’ll see how he keeps his calm.

Posted by Hippy Dave from Somewhere West of Detroit on 09/26/21 at 12:07 AM ET

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