Post-practice Tweets: Blashill discusses expectations for Seider, Raymond; Seider speaks with the media

The Red Wings conducted a brief practice ahead of tomorrow’s home opener vs. Tampa Bay, and after practice, the Wings spoke with the media regarding several topics:

Per Daniella Bruce…

Jeff Blashill said he thinks Moritz Seider is mentally equipped to handle the challenges that the NHL will bring, but emphasizes that there will be challenges for him and he will have to learn as he goes. @DetroitRedWings #LGRW— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) October 13, 2021

Jeff Blashill said he thought Raymond’s impact on the game was good, especially in the first half of the exhibition season. He also mentioned Raymond has a great level of “B & C” games. Meaning he does great things that may not show on the score sheet. @DetroitRedWings #LGRW— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) October 13, 2021

Jeff Blashill said his expectations are to get into tomorrow night and “make sure we’re hard to play against.” #LGRW @DetroitRedWings— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) October 13, 2021

The Wings will need to do so given that the Lightning lost 6-2 to Pittsburgh last night.

Also: Just call Givani Smith, Tyler Bertuzzi, Pius Suter and Robby Fabbri the “Guelph Mafia” at this point…

Sending our congratulations to all the former Stormers on @NHL rosters this season! 🌪— Guelph Storm (@Storm_City) October 13, 2021

Update: Moritz Seider also spoke with the media…

Mo Seider: “I’m really, really excited for my first NHL game.”

The Red Wings defenseman said he’s still adjusting to the ice but feels better than he did during the first preseason game.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 13, 2021

Jeff Blashill said a big key to Lucas Raymond making the initial roster was how he played in the game against the Blackhawks, when Chicago played a good roster— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 13, 2021

Moritz Seider on the NHL: “Obviously its different. There’s a reason its the best league in the world. I feel more comfortable than I did in the first preseason game.” @DetroitRedWings #LGRW— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) October 13, 2021

Mo Seider had a lot of praise for fellow Red Wings rookie Lucas Raymond.

“He will be an outstanding player for this team for a really long time,” he said.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 13, 2021

Mo Seider said his family isn’t able to travel for his first NHL game, but there will be a party back home— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 13, 2021

Seider recognizes that he was “exposed” by Patrik Laine pretty bad in the preseason. He sounded very confident that he learned from that moment. @DetroitRedWings #LGRW— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) October 13, 2021

“Definitely got exposed by Laine pretty bad,” Red Wings defenseman Mo Seider said. “Now I know his move for next time.”— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 13, 2021

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