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Too Early To Call Filip Zadina A Breakout Candidate?

from Jared Clinton of The Hockey News,

Here’s a look at one breakout candidate from each club ahead of the coming season:

Detroit Red Wings: Filip Zadina is ready. He fired home 16 goals and 35 points in the AHL last season and got a nine-game look with the Red Wings, during which he scored one goal and three points. He’s a full-timer come the season, though, and a dark horse for the Calder Trophy.

the rest of the teams...

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OlderThanChelios's avatar

He’s a full-timer come the season, though, and a dark horse for the Calder Trophy.

From Clinton’s lips to God’s ears.

And those are words I never ever thought I’d type.  LOL

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 08/24/19 at 10:43 AM ET

Primis's avatar

So… so far, DET has Hirose and Zadina as dark horse Calder candidates?

Posted by Primis on 08/24/19 at 06:17 PM ET

Alan's avatar

If Zadina is in DET this season, maybe? It all depends on what shakes out.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 08/24/19 at 10:11 PM ET


PAUL- what’s these trade rumors involving Detroit and Buffalo.  Think Whitaker from Detroit Sports Nation.

Posted by stateofmifan on 08/25/19 at 11:12 AM ET

Paul's avatar

state…, consider the source, then forget about it.

Ristolainen has 3 years left on his contract with an AAV of $5.4M.  Meanwhile Mantha has one year left with a cap hit of $3.3M.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 08/25/19 at 11:31 AM ET


Thanks Paul, figured you’d be able to decipher what’s garbage and what’s not. Thanks again

Posted by stateofmifan on 08/25/19 at 02:33 PM ET


Ristolainen is a offense only forward playing defense. Put AA on the blue line with home and you have a five forward lineup.

Posted by howeandhowe from Seattle on 08/27/19 at 09:45 PM ET


I make a wager on Zadina taking home the Calder. I think a year in the A plus having to earn a spot in the top six will do a lot for his motivation.

Posted by howeandhowe from Seattle on 08/27/19 at 09:47 PM ET

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