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Is Kent Hughes on the verge of making a surprise acquisition? It could be a big move for the Montreal Canadiens with Filip Zadina

Published July 9, 2023 at 10:08
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It was one of the big stories of the week in the NHL, as the Detroit Red Wings surprised the hockey world by placing Filip Zadina, their 6th overall pick in the 2018 draft, on NHL waivers.

As if that wasn't enough, after he went unclaimed due to his contract, they simply placed him on unconditional waivers and terminated his contract.

So now, Zadina is a free agent and can sign with any team of his choice (likely on a one-year contract worth $825,000).

The next question is, who will sign Zadina?


After all, we're talking about a 23-year-old forward who is still young and has a lot of potential.

We know that the Montreal Canadiens are bold when it comes to betting on untapped potential. They just recently gave a chance to Lias Andersson and have made trades to acquire players like Kirby Dach and Alex Newhook.

Could Zadina be next?

For a short-term contract, at under a million dollars, why not? There would be absolutely no risk, and there is serious potential for a home run.

That's exactly what Marc Dumont discussed. Zadina's name has been linked to the Habs.


As he explains, Zadina has been very solid in the NHL in terms of controlling high-quality scoring chances and expected goals, which means that Zadina could potentially help improve the team in two crucial areas.

His advanced statistics are encouraging.

Zadina has collected 20 points in his last 27 AHL games, and he has a total of 28 goals and 68 points in his NHL career.

This will certainly be something to watch in the coming hours.

Source: RDT
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Is Kent Hughes on the verge of making a surprise acquisition? It could be a big move for the Montreal Canadiens with Filip Zadina

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