Detroit Hockey Now’s Allen offers 8 takeaways from training camp

Detroit Hockey Now’s Kevin Allen offers 8 takeaways from training camp in a subscriber-only article. Among them:

Expectations for Mo Seider

Fans got a trip back to reality in the Red and White game when Pius Suter stripped the puck from Seider and scored.

“Seider got careless there,” Blashill said. “He stayed inside, Suits stayed with it and found a way to score, so good for him.”

This was one play. It doesn’t mean Seider won’t be an elite defenseman. He will be. But it was a needed reminder that Seider is still young. He needs time to adjust to NHL-caliber competitors. But he has adjusted quickly everywhere he’s been. He will here too, but you have to expect growing pains. 

“I thought the first half of the game he was real good,” Blashill said. “He was strong on the puck, did a lot of good things. I think the second half, he wasn’t quite as good. It’s that consistency that you gotta be great at in this league. I have full belief that he’ll learn that. I hope he keeps gaining that consistency as quickly as possible.”

Continued (paywall)

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2 thoughts on “Detroit Hockey Now’s Allen offers 8 takeaways from training camp”

  1. One play, maybe he has to use his “brain”? Coach has a small vocabulary.

    The motivator at work. It is going to be a long 2 years with this pretend coach.

  2. I was just thinking about how quiet things have gotten regarding the Wings maybe stealing a great player from a cap stressed team. With Steve’s penchant for quiet surprises I wonder if there is something to my straying thoughts.

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