from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,
Eighteen of Raymond’s goals came at even-strength. “Raymond does have good vision,” Blashill said. “He’s got real goopoise with the puck. I think where he’s gained through the course of the season is his confidence level in those situations that he can spend a little more time with the puck and make some plays and he’s got real ability to do that. He’s just going to continue to grow. He’s got a great competitiveness. He wants to be a great player and he wants to win and those are great qualities.”
Nobody on the Red Wings speculates about how many goals Raymond will average when he’s in his prime. All we know for sure is that he has a high ceiling.
more (I could not do any more Blashill quotes)...
from Bob Duff of Detroit Hockey Now,
Detroit Red Wings players are filling key roles on both sides as Switzerland and Germany are facing off on Tuesday for first place in Group A at the IIHF World Championship.
Red Wings center Pius Suter and the Swiss are atop the group with a perfect 6-0 record. Detroit defenseman Moritz Seider and Germany are 5-0-1. The difference in the standings is that the Swiss beat Canada 6-3, while the Canadians handled the Germans 5-3.
“It’s a special duel,” Calder Trophy favorite Seider told German website n-de.tv.