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John Keating also spoke with Jordan Oesterle, watch below.

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from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Several Wings are looking to rebound from sub-par seasons. Zadina might top the list.

His defensive game, his play without the puck, were effective and positive.

But offensively, the breakthrough many expected didn’t happen. Zadina only scored six goals, a far cry from his prolific junior hockey days.

He knows what he has to do to improve.

“Hold on to the puck, play with the puck, and go to the net,” Zadina said. “Force myself to shoot the puck a little more and believe in myself and my teammates on the ice that we’ll do (our) best to score goals.”

The 6-foot, 197-pound winger didn’t make many offseason changes. He worked with the same trainer he always has, and concentrated on getting stronger.

“To get quicker on the ice and trust the process,” Zadina said. “Since last year I took a step forward. (I’m) trying to be the same player, just a better player.”

With Jakub Vrana unavailable because of visa issues, Zadina has been skating with Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi on the Wings’ top line in training camp.

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Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press talked with Niklas Kronwall about Seider, watch it.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/25/21 at 07:10 PM ET

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from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

“He’s got a lot of good natural attributes that you’d like in an NHL defenseman,” Kronwall told the Free Press on Saturday. “That goes along with his personality — he’s very driven, he wants to improve. There’s a lot to like about Mo.”

Since retiring in 2019 having won a Stanley Cup and having played all of his 953 NHL games with the Wings, Kronwall has worked as the tean’s director of European Player Development. Kronwall, a first-round pick in 2000, has been on the ice through the first three days of training camp with Seider, working on his shot.

“It’s rare to a have a guy who can both play with the puck and play with a natural feistiness that he has,” Kronwall. said. “He had a really, really good year in Sweden. I am very anxious to watch him in games here and see what he can do.”

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/26/21 at 06:09 AM ET

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