Nikita Zadorov provides insight on why he requested a trade

Published December 3, 2023 at 10:46 PM
The rumours surrounding the Nikita Zadorov and his trade request finally ended when he was recently dealt to the Vancouver Canucks, but the stay at home defender had previously said that he wanted to stay a Calgary Flame for the rest of his career, so what happened?

According to Eric Engels of Sportsnet, the answer to that question is very simple and Zadorov opened up about the experience; take a look.

Asked what changed between his post season declaration he'd like to be a Flame for life, and his trade request, Nikita Zadorov was forthcoming:
«I haven't got a contract offer.»

Did he wish his trade request was handled privately?
«No, I'm happy where I'm at right now.»

His main reason for changing his stance on being a Flame for life is the fact that he didn't get a contract offer from Calgary.

The way his trade request was handled was very public, given that his agent took to Twitter after a game in Toronto to state Zadorov's intention. Despite the way his trade request was handled Zadorov is happy that he's with the Canucks organization.
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Nikita Zadorov provides insight on why he requested a trade

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