Red wings strike the ice
Earlier this week, several Red Wings players took part in an informal practice at Little Caesars Arena. Dylan Larkin and Anthony Mantha were among the town’s skaters.
The informal skate was the Red Wings’ first group outing since the end of the 2019-20 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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At this time, there is no official start date for the 2020-21 training camp or campaign. The NHL and NHLPA are still working on the details of how to facilitate a new season amid the pandemic.
Seider registers from Sweden
2019 Red Wings first-round pick Moritz Seider spent the first part of the 2020-21 season in the SHL with Rogle BK. In eight games, the defenseman scored two goals, seven points and was a brute force in the defensive zone.
He recently sat down with Nolan Bianchi and Ethan Smith from the Locked on Red Wings podcast to detail his season so far, including his increased power play time.
“It’s just good to set up games for your teammates, to kind of be the quarterback, to find the open guy,” Seider said. “I would describe myself more as a going first guy. I like (to) open the holes in the defense and open up space for my teammates. Passing on the one-timer side, it’s always nice. Getting time on the PP, I think that’s what every hockey player is looking for in their game, and I’m really happy to have this chance.
Detroit’s best defensive prospect also touched on adjusting to life in Sweden. He enjoyed knowing his city and finding new favorite places. Seider also cooked more, and he turns out to be a pretty impressive chef.
“I like to mix a lot of fresh things. Usually I just try to make the recipe as good as possible. I always try new things here and there. I also like to mix vegan things, just to keep the body healthy. ”
Once the SHL season is over, expect Seider to join the Red Wings for at least a few games.
Let’s make a deal: red wings and lightning
In a recent article for The Athletic, Max Bultman and Joe Smith discussed how the Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning could work together to bring the latter below the upper limit of the salary cap.
Smith and Bultman rated Alex Killorn and Tyler Johnson as the most likely to be traded, given the length of their contract, their AAV and the player’s value. (From “Can the Lightning and Red Wings make a trade to fix Tampa Bay cap issues?” – The Athletic – 12/1/20) Smith also proposed a trade involving Johnson:
“So Max, let’s say the Lightning offers Johnson and a future first-round pick (2021 or 2022), or second-round pick in 2022, does Yzerman take it?” ”
Personally, I think it won’t be much better than that in terms of commercial offerings. There are too many teams with enough salary cap space to accept Johnson’s (or Killorn’s) contract. Unfortunately, the Red Wings don’t have a monopoly – they can’t completely dictate the price.
That said, Bultman suggested adding a perspective to close the deal.
“I wonder if there’s a prospect in the Tampa Bay system that could put it above the top,” Bultman said, valuing more of a slam dunk. “
To that, Smith mentioned a handful of prospects – Cal Foote, Alex Volkov and Alex Barre-Boulet – as potential options, though he didn’t give an opinion on the Lightning’s willingness to part ways with the. one of those players.
There has been a lot of speculation about a possible Red Wings-Lightning exchange. You have to think that Something will be done before the start of the season given Yzerman’s history with the club.
Pickard loaned to Austria
On Tuesday, the Red Wings announced they had loaned goalie Calvin Pickard to the ICEHL Vienna Capitals.Pickard struggled through the 2019-20 season, posting a 0.797 save percentage in three NHL games and a .903 save percentage at the AHL level. Additional ice time could help the veteran regain confidence in the net and give the Red Wings a suitable third string goalie if something happens to Jonathan Bernier or Thomas Greiss next year.