Tor, Van, and NJD are the clubs with strong interest in Zadorov. Tanev, solid right shot Dman is a huge draw and, of course, Hanifin. The Flames are in no hurry to sell assets. If a team steps up in a big way, everything has to be considered. I’m not sensing urgency from Cgy.
– Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) November 11, 2023
It’s decision time for the Calgary Flames.
Team GM Craig Conroy is in no hurry to sell his players, however. That’s what Darren Dreger told us. But he’s going to have to make a decision soon, because many of his players will be free agents at the end of the season. This is particularly true of Nikita Zadorov, who requested a trade last night.
In addition to Zadorov, Noah Hanifin, Chris Tanev, Oliver Kylington (injured), Nick DeSimone and Dennis Gilbert are also defensemen without contracts for the 2024-2025 season. Rasmus Andersson and MacKenzie Weegar are the only ones on the 23-player roster with a pact in their pocket…
It’s reminiscent of the Washington Capitals’ situation at the start of last season.
In Zadorov’s case, he won’t be signing a new contract. He should/could be traded before the trade deadline. In fact, like his teammates Hanifin and Tanev, he is attracting interest from all four corners of the NHL.
The 28-year-old left-hander will, as mentioned earlier, become a UFA at the end of the season. In 12 games this year, he’s collected five points, which isn’t bad for a guy who’s known for his physical play and defensive contribution. A team like the Leafs, who are looking for a bit of defense, is the perfect destination for Zadorov. In fact, he was acquired from Calgary in 2021 by current Toronto GM Brad Treliving. There are connections to be made in all this, so…
As mentioned in this TVA Sports article, we shouldn’t rule out the possibility of Noah Hanifin ($4.95 M) and Chris Tanev ($4.5 M) changing addresses either. For what they bring to a team, both backs have pretty team-friendly contracts. The same goes for Zadorov, for that matter.
In short, Conroy, in his first full year as general manager, has his work cut out for him. It’s an important year in Alberta.
– The Alouettes are minutes away from a Grey Cup appearance.
The Montreal Alouettes are headed to the #GreyCup.
And my tweet below is just some fun, for those who reacted in a serious manner lol https://t.co/EUUGruhNc5
– (@DarrinBauming) November 11, 2023
– Samuel Montembeault is in a comic strip.
– Sébastien Lacroix (@Sebas_Lacroix) November 11, 2023
– Montreal isn’t the only team with goalies on the market.
There are plenty of clubs around the NHL that could use some cheap, quality goaltending!
From underperformed on contenders to injuries that threw teams into desperation, it’s been a wild start to the NHL season in net!
– Tony Ferrari (@theTonyFerrari) November 11, 2023
– Cole Caufield loves his coach’s way of teaching. [RDS]
– The Carabins are champions.
The Université de Montréal Carabins are the Dunsmore Cup champions thanks to a 12-6 victory over the Université Laval Rouge et Or! pic.twitter.com/adq61kRwLF
– RDS (@RDSca) November 11, 2023
– Bravo to the Canadian quartet.
Canada advances to their first ever Billie Jean King Cup Final pic.twitter.com/czNbkZXg0V
– Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) November 11, 2023