Former 6th Overall Pick Renounces Millions After Refusing to Play for Detroit

Published July 6, 2023 at 11:10
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Red Wings and Zadina Part Ways

The Detroit Red Wings and their promising young player, Filip Zadina, have agreed to terminate their contract.

Back in 2018, the Red Wings took a chance on Zadina. However, things haven't gone as well as expected for him in the NHL.


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NHL insider Frank Seravalli broke the news today that both the Red Wings and Zadina are close to agreeing on ending their contract.

A Calculated Risk

Zadina is taking a calculated risk by giving up over $4 million in the hopes of reaching a deal with another team.

Zadina is now going to be one of the most in-demand free agents available. It's an unexpected turn of events, but it could be a game-changer for the ambitious young player.

As for the Red Wings, they're rumored to be the top contender to acquire Alex DeBrincat, which could make a very interesting replacement for Zadina.

As seen on Markerzone - Former Top-10 Pick Walks Away From Millions To Get Out of Detroit
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