Hearing #LGRW will place Filip Zadina on unconditional waivers at 12 noon ET today for purposes of mutual contract termination.
Zadina is foregoing the $4.56 million remaining on his deal, seeking a fresh start elsewhere. Huge courage to bet on himself.
– Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 6, 2023
Zadina had been linked to the CH in certain rumours, and when he was drafted 6th overall by the Red Wings… He had said out loud that every time he played at the Bell Centre, he would enjoy scoring lots of goals.
Yikes. Let’s just say the story hasn’t aged well.
Zadina and the Wings reached an agreement to terminate his contract. This allows him to become a free agent and test the autonomous player market…
But it’s particularly interesting when you realize that he’s leaving $4.56 million (the money remaining on his contract) on the table to invest in himself.
The kid is confident in his ability to bounce back elsewhere… And I respect that 100%.
After all, I don’t know many people who would drop (around) $4.5M just like that.
It just shows that he believes in himself, and frankly, that’s worth mentioning.
Now all that remains is to see what awaits him on the market. Agreed, he’ll make less money than he did under his old Red Wings contract ($1.825M per season), and he could be an interesting gamble for a team looking to add an intriguing player to its club.
We know that the development of some players is more complicated than others. Maybe that’s the case with Zadina… But maybe it’s not.
The idea of seeing him return to Europe is also on the table. Usually, when players are placed on the unconditional ballot, it doesn’t look good for the rest of their NHL career…
But on the other hand, Zadina is only 23. Again, this would be a low-risk gamble for any club willing to sign him…
But that’s if NHL executives think he deserves a chance to shine.
We’ll have to keep an eye on what happens next.
– We agree that it’s a little too early to ask the question.
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– Minor signing in St. Louis.
– St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) July 6, 2023
– Love the idea.
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– Nicely done.
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