Well, can we call him ‘Herbie’ Seider, then?

I thought everybody knew this, but Twitter is going ape about this revelation from the Free Press’s Helene St. James:

Red Wings D Moritz Seider said he chose 53 because he had watched Herbie the Lovebug movie the day before he was asked what number he wanted to wear.— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) October 23, 2021

Herbie was a Volkswagen, after all.

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George Malik

My name is George Malik, and I'm the Malik Report's editor/blogger/poster. I have been blogging about the Red Wings since 2006, when MLive hired me to work their SlapShots blog, and I joined Kukla's Korner in 2011 as The Malik Report. I'm starting The Malik Report as a stand-alone site, hoping that having my readers fund the website is indeed the way to go to build a better community and create better content.