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The Daily: Zadina Still Lacking Consistency; Crosby Future



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Filip Zadina wanted out of Detroit because he thought a change of venue might be the fresh start he needed to turn around his career. But Zadina didn’t perform much better for the San Jose Sharks than he did for the Red Wings.

“On one hand, Zadina, the sixth-overall pick of the 2018 Draft, set a career-high in goals with the San Jose Sharks this season,” wrote Josh Frojelin of San Jose Hockey Now.  “On the other hand, that career-high was just 13 goals, unremarkable for someone selected to be a future sniper. Zadina has just 41 goals in 262 NHL games.”

“Guys who have been drafted where he was, the expectations are so high,” head coach David Quinn said. “It’s a tough thing when you come to the National Hockey League, and you have to have to develop. So much is expected of young players this day and age and it’s really unfair.”

The Sharks didn’t see the consistency from Zadina with or without the puck.Quinn wanted Zadina to figure out how he could help the team in games without scoring. Former Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill tried the same approach with Zadina. It didn’t work in Detroit and it hasn’t yet worked in San Jose. Zadina was minus-44 this season.

“I think he’s still trying to figure out what he is going to be at the National Hockey League level,” Quinn said. “It’s a process for every player. I think he’s still trying to figure it out. I thought he made progress this year.”

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

  • Defenseman Shai Buium has joined the Grand Rapids Griffins with two games remaining in their regular season. The Red Wings signed him to a three-year contract that starts next season. He’s playing with the Griffins on a tryout agreement.
  • Moritz Seider said he would very much like the opportunity to play with Simon Edvinsson next season. Seider also said he’s confident his contract negotiations with the Red Wings will go smoothly.
  • Bob Duff writes about how Dylan Larkin opened up with emotion about the tragedy he and his wife went through this season.
  • Patrick Kane hasn’t made any final decision, but he sounds like he could be one-and-done with the Red Wings.

Red Wings’ Offseason

Austin Czarnik cleared waivers and will rejoin the Grand Rapids Griffins’ lineup. GM Steve Yzerman will discuss the state of the team with the media.  Seider revealed said when he played with the flu earlier this season he had spent the morning in the hospital.

Hockey Now Network

Boston: Believe it or not, Brad Marchand was a Toronto Maple Leafs fan when he was growing up. Now, he will lead the Boston Bruins charge to eliminate the Maple Leafs in the opening round of the postseason.

Colorado: Nathan MacKinnon accomplished what Joe Sakic and Peter Forsberg couldn’t. MacKinnon broke Peter Stastny’s 42-year-old franchise record of 139 points in a season.  ColoradoP Avalanche. 

Florida: The Florida Panthers are a different team than they were the last time they faced the Tampa Bay Lightning in a playoff series.

Philadelphia: The Flyers announced that defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen underwent surgery to repair a torn triceps muscle. He will be ready for training camp. Philadelphia Flyers

Pittsburgh: Sidney Crosby expects to talk to GM Kyle Dubas about his contract status and his future with the Pittsburgh Penguins this summer. He can starting negotiating an extension on July 1.