Top Defender Requests Trade

Published November 11, 2023 at 11:24
The Calgary Flames aren't off the a great start and things took another turn for the worse yesterday, after the tough loss against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Flames Defenseman Formally Requests a Trade


In the Flames' 5-4 overtime defeat to the Toronto Maple Leafs, defenseman Nikita Zadorov managed to score a goal. However, what caught everyone's attention was his agent's unexpected social media post.

Nikita Zadorov's agent posted a video of the goal on social media along with a surprising statement:

"Here comes Zadorov train get your #LeafsForever tickets today #WeAreGoldStar!"

In response to this post, someone asked if the Flames could retain Zadorov. His agent, Dan Milstein, responded bluntly:

"I don't think so. Not when the best D barely gets the ice time"

Zadorov Out of Calgary Sooner than Later?


After the game, Nikita Zadorov's official trade request became publicly known.

"Fresh off a goal and big hit tonight against the @MapleLeafs, I'm told that D Zadorov through his agent @GoldStarHockey Dan Milstein has requested a trade from the @NHLFlames. #HockeyTwitter"

Sportsnet reports that both the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks have expressed interest in acquiring Zadorov, although it is likely that numerous other teams will also be in contention. Zadorov currently earns $3.75 million and is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season.

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Top Defender Requests Trade

Where do you think Zadorov will be traded?

Toronto7853.1 %
Vancouver1912.9 %
Detroit1711.6 %
Somewhere else3322.4 %
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