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Spectacular new development regarding Filip Zadina: Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens have another chance to acquire him

Published July 5, 2023 at 5:29 PM
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When Sportsnet's insider, Elliotte Friedman, shares information, we must take it seriously.

Most of the time, it happens.

In the last few seconds, Friedman has shared this:

"We will see what happens tomorrow, but there are rumors that the Detroit Red Wings are considering placing Filip Zadina on unconditional waivers with the intent to terminate his contract."



Wow. So the Red Wings really don't want him anymore.

This means that after ignoring him on the NHL waivers yesterday, Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens could have another opportunity to acquire him and pay him a lot less.

Zadina could sign a new contract worth between $800,000 and $900,000 per season, to get another chance to prove his talent.

It could be very interesting to take this chance, especially since the risk is very slim.

We are talking about a 23-year-old player who was compared to David Pastrnak in his draft year.

Zadina, a 6th overall pick in 2018, has accumulated 68 points (28 goals) in the NHL, as well as 17 points (10 goals) in his last 23 AHL games.

He is signed at $1.8 million per season until 2025 and he was ignored on the NHL waivers yesterday for this reason.

Now, the Wings would place him on unconditional waivers to buy out his contract.

Basically, if he had been claimed off waivers yesterday, Zadina would have had an impact of $1.8 million per season on the payroll of his new team.

Now, he could sign a whole new contract much less burdensome on a payroll.

For less than a million per season, would you like the Canadiens to give Zadina a chance?

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July 5   |   2043 answers
Spectacular new development regarding Filip Zadina: Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens have another chance to acquire him

For less than a million per season, would you like the Canadiens to give Zadina a chance?

Yes165981.2 %
No38418.8 %
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