Three Things: On Yzerman’s seat, Wings’ off-season moves and a boxed video

Of disparate Red Wings-related note this afternoon:

  1. Pro Hockey Talk’s Adam Gretz listed a set of “power rankings” encompassing levels of “on the hot seat” status for the NHL’s 31 GM’s, and he suggests that Steve Yzerman sits somewhere far removed from such a discussion:

• Steve Yzerman, Detroit Red Wings. This will not be an easy rebuild, but it will be an extensive honeymoon period.

2. The Free Press’s Gregg Levinsky posted an article discussing what NHL experts are saying about the Red Wings’ off-season moves, including the drafting of Moritz Seider:

Moritz Seider

Contract: 3 years, entry-level 

Last year’s stats: 29 games, 2 goal and 4 assists with Adler Mannheim (Germany) 

What they’re saying: “Steve Yzerman’s first draft as Red Wings GM went relative well for a guy who was armed with double-digit picks at his disposal. Overall, he could have done better, but he also picked up a half-dozen quality prospects with legitimate potential for NHL success. Although his weekend began with his surprising selection of big-bodied puck mover Mortiz Seider at sixth overall, Yzerman went on to overdraft another physical presence in Finnish blueliner Antti Tuomisto (35th).” — Sporting News’ Steve Kournianos

“Still, you can’t help but wonder: could the Red Wings have traded down in the draft and still gotten their guy in Seider? Sometimes, it’s not just about judging the quality of draft selections, but also “reading the room” and managing assets properly. At this very moment in time, the Red Wings opened themselves up to a ton of questions.” — NBCSports’ James O’Brien

3. Finally, the Red Wings posted a slightly hammy video in which Alec Regula, Jack Adams and Ryan Kuffner played, “What’s In the Box?”

Update: The Griffins posted something of a blooper reel as well:

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4 thoughts on “Three Things: On Yzerman’s seat, Wings’ off-season moves and a boxed video”

  1. Well, this James O’Brien guy just made it obvious that he is no “NHL expert”. He questions in a condescending way why the Wings didn’t trade down where they still likely would have got Seider. He obviously didn’t check out Yzerman’s comments after the draft. He specifically stated that the Wings tried to trade down but couldn’t find a taker.

    1. And Mr. Holland was 2 picks later. Mr.Wright was sold on Mr. Seider. Connect. the. dots……

    2. This O’Brien guy said something stupid a week or two ago. Outside of Doc Emerick, he fits in well with the other so called NBC experts.. You beat me to the comment about trading down.

  2. The Video with the hidden object is Hilarious! I really laughed my ass off. Kuffner was the best!

    Thanks for posting George! A morning Belly Laugh is always needed.


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