Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli adds Filip Zadina to “Trade Targets” list
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By Mike Gould1 year ago
Daily Faceoff hockey insider Frank Seravalli has added Detroit Red Wings forward to his newly-updated “Trade Targets” board.
In an article published on Wednesday, Seravalli listed Zadina as the No. 12-ranked target available leading up to the Mar. 21 trade deadline. Here’s what Seravalli had to say about the Detroit winger:
There was no shortage of excitement around Zadina when the Red Wings selected him at No. 6 overall in 2018. GM Steve Yzerman doesn’t tip his hand, but the sense league-wide is a change of scenery is in order for Zadina. Teams perked up when Zadina spent six games on the top line from Feb. 9-26, seeing it as a ‘showcase’ opportunity ahead of a potential trade. He scored twice in those six games, putting him on track for 11 goals in 80 games. Zadina is a gifted shooter, but the knock on him is that he’s become more of a perimeter player – and only a select few players (Alex Ovechkin or Steven Stamkos) can consistently score in today’s NHL from the outside. Zadina was also a healthy scratch on Jan. 4 and his ice time is down more than two and a half minutes from last season, which is a lot considering the recent bump on the first line is already factored into the equation.
Zadina, 22, has seven goals and 17 points in 52 games with the Red Wings this season. Detroit originally selected him with the sixth-overall pick at the 2018 NHL Draft. Zadina is in the final year of his entry-level contract and is set to become a restricted free agent this summer.
Seravalli also listed Red Wings defenseman @Nick Leddy as the No. 31-ranked target available around the National Hockey League, saying there will be “considerable interest” in the 30-year-old rearguard “at the right price.” Leddy is a pending UFA who has one goal and 13 points in 49 games this season.
With 28 games remaining in the 2021–22 campaign, the Red Wings have a 24–24–6 record and rank fifth in the Atlantic Division. Just eight games separate the Red Wings from the 2022 trade deadline.
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