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The Excitement Is There For Moritz Seider And Lucas Raymond

05/24/2021 at 9:22am EDT

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

TSN’s Craig Button wrote that “there’s plenty of hope and excitement for the future” for the Red Wings after rating Seider No. 1 and Lucas Raymond, the fourth pick in the 2020 draft, No. 3 on his annual list of prospects.

“(The) German blueliner has elevated his play to the next level with his size, physicality, puck-handling and offensive skill,” Button wrote of Seider.

Yzerman said he is not committing to Seider and Raymond being on the NHL roster at the start of next season. Raymond might need some development time with the Grand Rapids Griffins. But there is little doubt Seider is NHL-ready; it would be shocking if he didn’t earn a roster spot out of training camp.

“I want them to make the team and have a positive impact,” Yzerman said. “Our expectation and our hope is that Moritz is ready to go. We’ll see that next fall. Lucas, I don’t want to rule it out, but we’ll let the situation play itself out and if they prove they’re ready to go they’ll be on the team.

“I’m not going to force it or rush it. We have high expectations for them. Is it next season or the season after? I’m not sure. We’d love them to play but they’re going to need to earn it.”

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