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Cholowski Has Room To Improve Plus A Look At Seider And Zadina

11/21/2019 at 8:48am EST

from John Niyo of the Detroit News,

The shorter the career, the longer the memory. And the harder it can be, for a young player like Dennis Cholowski, to forget a poor shift or a bad period or a loss like the one the Red Wings suffered Tuesday night to the Ottawa Senators.

A miserable second period saw a 2-1 lead turn into a 4-2 deficit for the home team at Little Caesars Arena, and Cholowski, the Wings’ 21-year-old defenseman, was on the ice for the last two of those goals.

After the game, he was on his coach’s mind, too, as Jeff Blashill made a point of praising Cholowski’s strong first-period effort Tuesday while addressing the way things unraveled after that.

“He had a tough second period, and what do we do with that?” said Blashill, who was clearly perturbed by the way his team performed coming off an encouraging three-game West Coast road trip.

“He’s got to come out next game and play great. That’s the reality of it. Mental toughness is a huge part of whether guys have good NHL careers.


from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

Two key prospects in the Detroit Red Wings' rebuild are showing signs of dominance at the AHL level.

Defenseman Moritz Seider, the first draft pick made by Steve Yzerman since he was named general manager in April, scored his first goal with the Grand Rapids Griffins on Wednesday in a 4-3 victory over the San Antonio Rampage. It was the game-winning goal. Seider set up the first goal of the game, just 23 seconds into the first period, when he fired a shot that bounced off the end boards to Turner Elson, who angled the puck into San Antonio's net. Forward FIlip Zadina, who missed Saturday's game with an undisclosed injury, earned the second assist on the play.

Zadina, the sixth overall pick in 2018, extended his point streak to five games (3 goals, 4 assists) and has 11 points his last 11 games.

Seider scored his first goal in North America seconds after serving a penalty, firing a wrist shot from the top of the left circle at 13:14 of the third period.


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