Duff: Where should Seider play?

Hockeybuzz’s Bob Duff ponders the possible playing locations for Moritz Seider this upcoming season:

Unlike the majority of prospects in the Detroit system, there are a number of options available to the 6-foot-4, 207-pound Seider. The most obvious, of course, would be that he comes to training camp with the Wings in the fall, knocks everyone’s socks off and makes the big club.

If not, Seider could be assigned to AHL Grand Rapids. He was selected by the OHL’s Owen Sound Attack in the CHL Import Draft, so that’s another possibility but a remote one at that. If he goes there, under CHL rules Seider could not be recalled to the pros until the conclusion of his junior campaign.

He can go with the status quo and return to play in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) with Adler Mannheim, the team he played for last season. They are defending league champs. Seider is currently back in Mannheim training with the team, and seems to favor this option if he’s not going to be with the Red Wings next season.

Duff continues, and I’m fairly certain that Seider will play with Mannheim for one more season.

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5 thoughts on “Duff: Where should Seider play?”

  1. Considering the lack of quality among Red Wings DMen, Seider might as well play 3rd pairing D., just kidding, I think??

    I would pick GR next as Seider can adjust to the American Hockey differences.

    Junior, Nope

    Germany, I don’t know much about their hockey. Will he get the same number og games in that league?

    1. DEL is way better than ECHL. More comparable to AHL. Likely a notch lower, and less physical. DEL is also below KHL, SHL, but likely on par to Swiss and Czech leagues.
      One thing you have to remember…it’s way less games and way more practices. So that may help in skill development. Also have to consider the personal aspect. Seider can live at home, on a team he’s already familiar with. This is a huge advantage when the alternative is to parachute a teenager into Grand Rapids where he’ll spend most of his time riding around on a bus. I think Yzerman will be smart about this:
      2019-20 = Germany
      2020-21 = AHL, with NHL call-up
      2021-22 = NHL

      1. I hope he arrives by then..its still a long wait for ME.
        Red Wings will be primed and ready for their last piece they need for domination by then….I think I have less patience than Mr. Y tho.

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