Khan in the morning: Moritz Seider has ‘grosstun,’ a.k.a. ‘swagger’

MLive’s Ansar Khan filed an early-morning article regarding the Red Wings’ 4-3 overtime win over the New York Islanders last night, with Khan splitting his time between discussing Moritz Seider’s fine play over the Wings’ first 25 games, and Givani Smith’s blossoming of late into a more complete player:

“First of all, I think nobody wants to go to overtime,” Seider said. “We always want to win after 60 minutes, but it’s obviously nice having a little bit more time and a little bit more space. You’re playing against the opponent’s best players. It’s always a treat being out there.”

The rookie defenseman has three goals and 17 points. He also scored in OT in a 4-3 win at Buffalo on Nov. 6.

“He’s a realty talented player, so his skill-set it suited for it,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “Poise, swagger, those things are important on any kind of player that aspires to be an elite player. You got to have swagger and he’s got it. I also think part of the reason he has a belief in himself is he’s got a really good skill-set. He’s been a big piece of the infusion of the talent here and that’s been a big reason we’ve been able to find ways to win games.”

Seider blasted in a one-timer on a pass from Pius Suter.

“I think with Moritz, one of the things we would have said he needed to get better at the past couple of years would be his one-timer,” Blashill said. “He shoots a pretty good wrist shot, but we felt the one-timer is something that definitely needs to get better. And he’s worked at it. That’s what the really good players do, they work and get rewarded. He’s got a good swagger to him, too, a way of rising to the moment. He certainly rose to the moment.”

Khan continues; here are extended game highlights from AWood40:

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