No club wanted to take a chance on Filip Zadina, even for free.
His 2-season, $1,825,000 contract is part of the answer, I guess! https://t.co/okMFnLSzrD
– Marc-Olivier Beaudoin (@MOBeaudoin1) July 4, 2023
But correct me if I’m wrong, but he doesn’t exactly have the reputation of a Habs Killer. And I say that knowing full well that no, I’m not wrong on this one, we agree.
Anyway. All that to say that in the end, he wasn’t claimed.
What you have to understand is that we’re in an NHL with a ceiling that hasn’t gone up much in recent years. Seeing a two-year, $1.825M contract available (for a bad NHL player) is not attractive.
And as young and promising as he may have been in the past, he’s not delivering right now. He has 50 total points in his last three seasons, which speaks volumes about his development.
As far as I’m concerned, there was never any chance of him being selected. Why not? Because he’s under contract for more than a year.
That’s why I never believed in Zadina’s departure from Detroit 24 hours ago. After all, a club that would take him couldn’t simply fix its mistake by placing his entire contract in the minors.
That’s why I think Cayden Primeau, despite his two-year contract, could well be called up for the ballot this fall. He earns $890,900 per season.
With the Rocket continuing to add goalies, we can see that the club has a lot of depth → https://t.co/Y3WM4GWVXU
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) July 4, 2023
So I think Zadina’s best bet will be to play like a guy worth his money, question of forcing Steve Yzerman’s hand to make room for him in his lineup.
– Now that’s talent.
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– Lots of one-year contracts in the NHL. [BPM Sports]
– Of note.
Maxime Comtois is receiving calls for his services.
The kid is only 24 years old.
– Stormin Norman (@Stormin1Norman) July 4, 2023
– Sylvain Favreau is happy to be in Drummondville. [BPM Sports]
– Tailor-made for Toronto.
“Max Domi… He’ll do anything to stay a Leaf, he never wants to leave here.”
– Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) July 4, 2023