Defenseman Nikita Zadorov wants out of Calgary. Reports say he is on the trade market. The Boston Bruins are interested.
Boston Hockey Now‘s Jimmy Murphy reports that Zadorov’s edgy style would fit well with the Bruins hard-nosed defensive game plan. Zadorov is 6-foot-6, 248 pounds.
“I look at the Bruins right now and the way they’re built – they’re big, hard on the forecheck and playing playoff style – I’m thinking Sweeney’s in on Zadorov,” an NHL source told Boston Hockey Now. “I know for a fact Sweeney’s looked into him before. They’ve been listening on [Matt] Grzelcyk. That could be a great 1-for-1 one for guys headed for free agency?”
#Flames Nikita Zadorov is in the final year of his 2 year contract with an AAV of $3.75M.
With 160 days remaining in the season, acquiring Zadorov today would require $3.125M in cap space.
He'll be a UFA when his deal expires.https://t.co/pwShCo6RMI
— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) November 11, 2023
The New Jersey Devils also like Zadorov. He has five points in 13 games.
Red Wings Next Game
Coach Derek Lalonde’s Red Wings are in Sweden this week and they will play Atlantic Division rival Ottawa on Thursday and the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday. Both games at 2 p.m. Michigan time.
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- Captain Dylan Larkin has concerns about the Red Wings’ road trip to Sweden. Will it have some long-term consequences?
- Lucas Raymond’s goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets is earning rave reviews around the world.
- Robby Fabbri is off to a strong since coming back from his latest injury.
- Red Wings need top line flying in Sweden.
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