NHL.com: Murphy, round-table of Hall-of-Famers discuss young defensemen, including one Moritz Seider

NHL.com’s Mike Zeisberger spoke with Scott Niedermayer, Larry Murphy, Kevin Lowe and Doug Wilson, now all Hockey Hall of Fame-inducted defensemen, as well as former Wings GM Ken Holland, all regarding the NHL’s crop of young defenders, and Murphy was asked which defenseman he enjoys to watch the most:

Murphy: “I’m an analyst for Red Wings games with Bally Sports in Detroit, so I’m really impressed with Moritz Seider with the Wings. He went No. 6 overall in the 2019 NHL Draft and when Steve Yzerman picked him, some of the TV networks were saying it was maybe higher than expected. He’s played 16 games and I’ve seen him play every game, and it’s just impressive how he has enough confidence. He’s got the ability, the confidence, enough poise and enough belief in his game that he’s willing to stick his neck out; not recklessly, but he’s got a hunger. He’ll get right in the thick of things and will not think twice about it. Sometimes it goes awry like it’s going to at times, but he’ll be right back there again. It makes it very effective playing the game that way and it’s difficult for the opposition to play against him. He’s always looking to create offense.”


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