Yeah, safe to say no one saw this coming. With their first-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, the Detroit Red Wings picked...Moritz Seider from Germany. Yes, Germany. This is the NHL version of the New York Knicks selecting Kristaps Porzingis in 2015. Both the fans and prognosticators alike were stunned by the decision, and broadcast reflected this.
I mean, we're not ones to question Steve Yzerman and the brass in Detroit, but selecting this defensive prospect at No. 6 seems like a stretch, especially due to his limited offensive game.
Detroit threw the crowd in Vancouver a curveball. A franchise with a rich history at defense, specifically in the last few decades with Nicklas Lidstrom and Niklas Kronwall, probably knows what they're doing on that side of the ice.