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Possible Trade Targets

12/28/2021 at 11:34pm EST

Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now with a list of Detroit players who could be raded.

There is one interesting name,

The Red Wings are not shopping Zadina. In fact, coach Jeff Blashill said a couple of times this season that the team still needs to give Zadina more time to develop. The Red Wings certainly aren’t giving up on him. He has considerable talent. Blashill is trying to get him to worry less about scoring and more about being a winning player. (‘The hope would be that if he fretted less about scoring, he would score more.)

However, if the Detroit Red Wings found a hockey trade they liked, they would probably be willing to move Zadina. Plus, teams know that Zadina has been slow to develop. The rival GMs’ hope would be that Zadina would find his game under their guidance.

He might be a good trading piece to help Detroit land a proven defenseman in the age 24-26 age bracket. This isn’t likely to happen before the trade deadline. But you can bet some team will ask about Zadina. He will be a restricted free agent next season’.

Don’t forget that Yzerman made a bold deal last season when he traded Anthony Mantha. They may not be looking to Zadina, or Tyler Bertuzzi or others, but they are not untouchable.

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