There are a lot of things going on in the NHL world right now. Two of the bigger stories of disappointment are coming from Alberta where the two teams that play there are not off to good starts. Of course, that means the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers.
Well, the Oilers made a coaching change and now the Calgary Flames are possibly going to start making some roster moves. One of those moves might be to trade Nikita Zadorov as he has requested a trade.
Now, things may move fast with this as both sides would probably like to have a resolution pretty soon. There are a lot of NHL teams that want to win the Stanley Cup and could be looking for a guy like him to add to their blue line.
Zadorov has had a little bit of offensive flare in his game so far this year which has made him even more attractive on the trade market. Who wouldn’t want a guy like that at this point? These three teams make the most sense for him at this moment:
1. New Jersey Devils
The New Jersey Devils could use a big defenseman like Nikita Zadorov right now.
Nikita Zadorov might be just what the New Jersey Devils need. With two young players on their blue line in Kevin Bahl and Luke Hughes, they could use a little bit more veteran depth. Dougie Hamilton, Jonas Siegenthaler, and John Marino are all great but Brendan Smith isn’t helping.
Adding someone like Zadorov would be perfect for them as they look to solidify a top-six defenseman group that they can win with regularly. It would also allow more time for Simon Nemec to continue developing in the minors.
New Jersey is a great team but they have to defend better. Their goaltending is suspect so fixing this area of their game could help them take that next step. They want to be Stanley Cup contenders by the spring and a trade like this could get them there.