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Video- A Look From Germany At Moritz Seider And A Preview Of The Wings

07/25/2022 at 12:20am EDT

This is the first time I've seen this video of Moriz Seider which KK member Alex75 pointed out in a post on Sunday.

Maybe you've seen it or perhaps you haven't, but it is worth a watch and make sure to turn on captions.

Below, I have translated the description from the YouTube video by SWR Sport. (I found out Google translate ony accepts a maximum 3000 characters at a time)

Also below is a preview of the Wings.

NHL star Moritz Seider returns home every year to prepare for the upcoming ice hockey season in Mannheim.
Just a few weeks ago, Moritz Seider was awarded the Calder Trophy in the toughest ice hockey league in the world, the NHL. It is awarded annually to the best young player of the season. No other German ice hockey player before Seider had this honor.

During the summer break, Seider works with his long-time trainer Adrian König on body, mind and nutrition. The two have known each other for a number of years. At that time, Seider was being treated for an injury in Hoffenheim. König was a physiotherapist at TSG before becoming self-employed. In the two to three months when there is no play, the two work together intensively.

Seider's career is really picking up speed with the young eagles in Mannheim. But the defender stood on the ice for the first time at the age of five in Erfurt. After the taster session at the local ice hockey club, he couldn't let go of the sport. Seider is making rapid progress and is increasingly allowed to help out as a guest player for the young eagles, who keep an eye on the exceptional talent early on. When Moritz was 14 years old, the Seider family decided together to move to Mannheim, although it was not yet clear at the time how Moritz's career would develop.

Moritz is impressed by the professional environment of the young eagles. And the sporting achievements are also right. In 2017 and 2018 the young eagles won the German championship. The original plan to graduate from high school with the young eagles fails. Seider was promoted to the "real" eagles in the German ice hockey league at an early stage. The school takes a back seat. The newcomer can also impress the pros. In 2019 he celebrates another German championship and is recognized as the most valuable young player in the DEL. Attention is increasing and some NHL clubs have also kept an eye on the exceptional German talent
In 2019, Moritz was picked sixth in the NHL draft by the Detroit Red Wings. Many fans and experts still describe the choice of Seider as a big mistake at this point.
Seider didn't succeed in making the jump directly into the Detroit squad at the first attempt.

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of NHL.com,

On the cusp

Simon Edvinsson, D: The 19-year-old, who signed a three-year, entry-level contract on April 24, will have a chance to make the NHL roster after playing for Sweden at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton from Aug. 9-20. Edvinsson, the No. 6 pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, was a finalist for rookie of the year in the Swedish Hockey League last season after he had 19 points (two goals, 17 assists) in 44 games for Frolunda. … Jonatan Berggren, F: The 22-year-old, who was selected in the second round (No. 33) of the 2018 NHL Draft, led Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League with 64 points (21 goals, 43 assists) in 70 games last season. … Elmer Soderblom, F: The 21-year-old, a sixth-round pick (No. 159) in the 2019 NHL Draft, had 33 points (21 goals, 12 assists) in 52 games for Frolunda last season.

What they still need

General manager Steve Yzerman said he is content with the roster entering training camp, so for now, the Red Wings need their new coaching staff to sort out the returning players and new pieces. They need everyone to jell.

They said it

"I think we've addressed some needs. I'm hoping we're a better team. I think we're progressing slowly in this rebuilding of the Red Wings. Are we good enough to make the playoffs [this season]? I don't know." -- general manager Steve Yzerman


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