It’s not every day that a former sixth overall pick hits the waiver wire. 2018’s Filip Zadina did just that on Monday after Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman couldn’t find any takers for him.
Zadina has experienced some lows in his time with Detroit, but was expected to be a big time scoring threat for the Red Wings. It’s still a few hours before the waiver wire claims are processed–if they are. Chicago Hockey Now laid out the case for why the Blackhawks would take a flier on the 23-year-old forward. Updated: Zadina cleared.
Meanwhile a one-time suggestion for the Blackhawks has narrowed down his teams purportedly to six. Whether or not that signing happens now or later, if Vladimir Tarasenko ends up in Carolina does that make them Stanley Cup favorites?
Vladimir Tarasenko is mulling thru several offers, as many as six. Some one year, some multi-year. Appears to be closing in on a decision.
— Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) July 3, 2023
Blackhawks In Case You Missed It
- Lukas Reichel will likely be full time in Chicago in 2023-24. Rockford IceHogs head coach Anders Sorensen explains the growth the young winger has made to get him there
- Filip Zadina hit waivers – should the Blackhawks take a flier on him?
- Blackhawks top prospect Kevin Korchinski is practicing the habits that will get him to Chicago sooner rather than later
- All-American Blackhawks look at Chris Chelios, one of the top defensemen in Chicago’s history
Hockey Now Network
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Buffalo: It’s relationships that the Buffalo Sabres are banking on to bring in defensemen
Calgary: Matthew Phillips leaves the Calgary Flames and heads to Washington
Colorado: Jonathan Drouin is ready for a fresh start with the Colorado Avalanche
Detroit: Filip Zadina, the Detroit Red Wings‘ sixth overall pick in 2018, was put on waivers
Montreal: The Harvey-Pinard extension adds great value for the Montreal Canadiens
New Jersey: What are the New Jersey Devils getting in Colin Miller?
Philadelphia: Why did the Philadelphia Flyers sign Marc Staal?
Pittsburgh: Will Butcher signs a two-way deal giving the Pittsburgh Penguins a hell of a value
San Jose: How can Leon Gawanke help the San Jose Sharks? (+)
Washington: Could Alex DeBrincat fit in the with the Washington Capitals?
Vegas: There is some concern over the Vegas Golden Knights‘ goaltending situation