Khan on Cossa’s swagger

MLive’s Ansar Khan has posted a post-draft article discussing Red Wings goaltending prospect Sebastian Cossa’s immense self-belief:

“Obviously there’s high expectations in Detroit and I want to live up to that,” Cossa said. “I have high expectations for myself. I love the pressure; I love the stress that comes with it. Obviously, I don’t get stressed, but just the pressure of being that last guy back there and kind of being the villain or the hero.”

Cossa has a swagger about him. He likes to talk a little bit on the ice.

“I’m not afraid to throw a chirp around and I definitely stand my own ground,” Cossa said. “I don’t get bullied out there for sure.”

Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman described Cossa as articulate, personable, confident, and definitely not shy.

“From everyone we talked to, from watching him over the last two years, our guys are confident that he has the mental makeup that it takes to be a real good goalie,” Yzerman said.

Khan continues, speaking with both Yzerman and Kris Draper about the Wings’ due diligence regarding their new top goaltending prospect…

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