REPORT: Calgary Flames Reject Trade Offer For Nikita Zadorov From Canucks

Published November 15, 2023 at 5:01 PM

The Calgary Flames are quickly imploding. Contract negotiations have stalled, core players have underperformed, and players are beginning to seek other options.

Zadorov Seeks Trade From Flames

Recently is became public that Flames defenseman Nikita Zadorov has requested a trade from the team. The 28-year-old seems to be just the first of several players who may be on the way out of Calgary.

Speculation immediately ensued as to where the blue liner would end up. One team that seemed to be persistently active in trade rumors has been the Vancouver Canucks, who could use an upgrade defensively.

However, it now seems that Vancouver may be out of luck when it comes to Zadorov.

Flames Do Not Want To Trade Zadorov To Vancouver Canucks

Canucks reporter Rick Dhaliwal reported today saying that he's hearing that Calgary does not want to trade their blue liner to the division rival.

"I do get the feeling that the Calgary Flames do not want to send him to Vancouver. I get the feeling that they'd rather send him elsewhere. They want to send him somewhere else."

Dhaliwal previously believed that the Canucks would be major players in the Zadorov negotiations. Perhaps they still will be. They could act as a bidder to increase Zadorov's price for another team like Toronto or New Jersey.

Many now believe that Toronto is the favorite to land Zadorov. The move would make a lot of sense as Toronto desperately needs help on defense.

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REPORT: Calgary Flames Reject Trade Offer For Nikita Zadorov From Canucks

Where will Zadorov be traded to?

Vancouver11314.9 %
Toronto43257.1 %
New Jersey547.1 %
Somewhere else15720.8 %
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