Challenging "the analytics" & defending Detroit Red Wings star Moritz Seider

In today's world, people love to debate on social media. But recent comments about Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mortiz Seider are ill-informed and just blasphemous.

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Moritz Seider (53) gets set before a face-off.
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Moritz Seider (53) gets set before a face-off. / Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
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Throw out the book on Moritz Seider; challenge the metrics.

You can sit here and pitch me on these advanced metrics, which are not always that advanced but rather new metrics in this golden age of data collection. I'll gladly listen and like what these bring to the table, but the book out on Seider is wrong.

All of this negativity about Seider and how he is "not good," as Andy & Rono suggested, is ludicrous. Apparently, a defender who's going to get a massive eight-year contract around the Miro Heiskanen level of payday is actually not good, and basically, Ivan Provorov. It's a real bold statement/comparison if you ask me, regardless of how similar their seasons may have been in the past. I'm just not buying that under any circumstances.

Post all the player cards and claim Seider is deficient, but when you tune into the Red Wings games, it's easy to see why Seider brings value to this team. It's easy to see why he is a great player, and it's easy to see why Steve Yzerman made a great decision to draft him sixth overall in 2019, even if it was unpopular at the time.

Mortiz Seider is a great hockey player and will be great for a long time. He's the number one defenseman on this roster and will cement that role for years to come with the Detroit Red Wings. As I opened, I love advanced metrics or any metrics at all, but this narrative that Seider is bad just because the metrics suggest it, save it.