Duff ponders the Red Wings’ potential 2022 Olympians

Detroit Hockey Now’s Bob Duff has written a column discussing which members of the Detroit Red Wings could possibly play at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, assuming that the NHL participates in the games. Among the names are the following trio of players…

Moritz Seider: Seider is, as former Detroit Tigers manager Sparky Anderson liked to say, a mortal lock to be on he German team. He played in his second consecutive IIHF World Championship for Germany and was named the tournament’s top defenseman.

Seider collected five assists in 10 games at the worlds. He also finished up earning rookie of the year in the Swedish League skating for Rogle. An Olympic experience would put an exclamation point on his rookie NHL campaign.

Filip Hronek: The year before Seider was the top defenseman at the worlds, Hronek was the one picking up the honor. He came back to Detroit and enjoyed a career year. Hronek led the Wings in scoring.

He’s been a loyal soldier for the Czech Republic, playing in the past three world championships.

Filip Zadina: Zadina could be ready for a breakout season with the Red Wings. He was a solid performer for the Czechs at last spring’s worlds.

Along with Hronek, they are part of the next wave of Czech stars.


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