The Detroit Red Wings were able to stop Winnipeg’s five-game win streak. They capped off a 7-5 victory to snap a three-game losing streak of their own. In the team’s victory, the Red Wings were able to see a bunch of players go off and end up on the scoresheet.
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Moritz Seider was one of the players on the right side of things. Seider finished the game with four assists. This ultimately was good enough to tie a Red Wings single-game record for a defenseman.
While one game will not change anything, Seider has been able to get things moving in the right direction. Seider’s four points accounted for approximately 30% of his season totals. After the impressive performance, there has to be hope he can continue to snowball this into a solid second half.
Detroit Red Wings defender Moritz Seider is looking to right the ship.
With the second half of the 2022-23 season on the horizon, there has to be hope the Seider can get back on track and look more like the player he was during his rookie campaign. So far in 2022-23, Seider has accumulated two goals and 15 assists for 17 points over 39 games played.
The staggering number is that Seider has managed a minus-13 rating in terms of plus-minus. While he finished his rookie campaign as a minus-9, there is no reason for him to drop as low as he has in his sophomore season.
Seider’s second season has seen him slump a bit, taking some bad penalties and performing at a much lower clip than in his rookie season. But the Red Wings are hoping he can get things back on track and his recent play is the start of that.
The All-Star break is inching closer and closer; finishing the first half strong would set him up to come back on the other side of the break. The 2021-22 Calder Trophy winner has not performed as such, but there is still more than enough time.
If Seider can tap into some more offense, it will only help the Red Wings down the road. Beyond that, if he can continue to excel in the defensive zone, where he has looked better as of late, it will also be a vast improvement.
In the article linked above from MLive, Derek Lalonde noted that Seider’s game can sometimes be a bit chaotic. One of the things that held back his performance was bad decisions with the puck as the team tried to break out of the zone.
A bit deeper than that, Seider’s turnovers have often resulted from working too quickly. As a 21-year-old, the game is going to move quickly for him. Being able to slow things down and show off some poise will only add to his puck-moving abilities and help him improve his craft.
Red Wings fans just need to hope that Seider can right the ship and finish the 2022-23 season strong.