Blackhawks Trade Nikita Zadorov To Calgary

The Blackhawks’ roster was already full heading into Wednesday’s free agency opening, and Chicago hadn’t signed restricted free agent defenseman Nikita Zadorov yet.

Zadorov did receive a qualifying offer (reportedly around $3.2 million), but it appeared for some time that he would be a valuable trade chip for Stan Bowman has he continues an overhaul of the Blackhawks’ roster.

On Wednesday morning, the Blackhawks have reportedly traded Zadorov to the Calgary Flames for a third-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.

Zadorov, 26, was acquired in the four-player trade that primarily sent Brandon Saad to the Avs in Oct. 2020.

17 thoughts on “Blackhawks Trade Nikita Zadorov To Calgary

  • July 28, 2021 at 9:59 am

    Zadorov trades! Sometimes you look at these trades over a 2 or 3 year period and the Hawks end up with nothing ! It’s like a revolving door or a turnstile! Rolling the dice in “ Lostwages “ by the Third period the boo birds will be out in sections 323 ! It’s all strange to me some of the thinking ! Pops 4

  • July 28, 2021 at 10:09 am

    Looking like blueline could shape up to start year.
    McCabe. S. Jones
    Stillman. Murphy
    C. Jones. Kalynuk

    Dehann. Mitchell. Beaudin

    One year of Zadorov and a 3rd for 1 year of Saad i guess the final take.

  • July 28, 2021 at 10:24 am

    Think Dehann is next.

  • July 28, 2021 at 10:29 am

    Do we have a choice Stans put team into cap hell we’re getting older next year we’re going to be in trouble if young guys perform oh well back to the drawing board Stan could plug in pieces but can’t rebuild he is clueless maybe we catch a break in flurry retires

  • July 28, 2021 at 10:35 am

    @ian. Mccabe? Who is that?

  • July 28, 2021 at 10:42 am

    Now its official: We are the softest team in the league. Good luck to you Big Z and I hope Calgary uses you like we should have, why StanBo traded for you in the first place is a mystery as is most of his moves for the last couple of years. Please go easy on our players when we see you next. Their heads will be on a swivel all year anyway. Time for me to get out of town for a while where I will have to laugh with Red Wings fans for all the brilliant moves our GM has made. Oh Joy!! Thanks StanBo!!!

  • July 28, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Reports are that Jake McCabe will sign with CHI when free agency opens at 12 ET

    Not sure if contract details but I think now we can look for CDH to be moved as well if there are any takers – if not he stays until TDL leaving Stillman C Jones and Kalynuk to compete for ice time

  • July 28, 2021 at 11:02 am

    I don’t know McCabe’s game at all but from what I read perhaps a younger version of David Savard (McCabe is 27) whom some of us thought would be a good add

  • July 28, 2021 at 11:08 am

    From lat thread:

    I have no problem if Tyler J gets moved today or in very near future and never plays a minute for the Hawks.

    Flip him for other assets works for me. He’s not gonna be part of the next core anyway. Firmly believe developing Suter would be smarter, just not an immediate impact of Johnson.

  • July 28, 2021 at 11:15 am

    Well I am confused ! All this cap money trading for retired players and older players when I thought the Hawks are in rebuild mode. I quess I will have to wait for the start of the season and hope for the best. If there is a plan I hope Bowman will do what is best!

  • July 28, 2021 at 11:25 am

    For a guy who’s spent his entire 8-year career with Buffalo and is still considered to be a very solid D-man, to me that’s saying something. He’s 27 and in his prime. He is -28 for his career, but that number is deceiving considering where he’s played. I like this signing. Wonder if CDH is the next to go.

  • July 28, 2021 at 11:58 am

    breadman trade comes back to haunt the fans. so so so sad. cant trust a Russian that had a mans bun.

  • July 28, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    Think McCabe makes a n excellent maych for Seth Jones looking fotward to it. Kinda surprised they exposed Gaudette then signed him and protected Kampf then let him walk, somebody explain that logic to me.

    Khaira gives another big forward in the most likely bottom 6 mix, see if he produces what they hope from him.

    See if Bowman can move Dehaan and/or Strome now.

  • July 28, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    There it is. ‘Charlie Harper’

  • July 29, 2021 at 6:23 am

    Net net from Panarin and Saad is a third round pick.

  • July 29, 2021 at 7:18 am

    Cabe is a top 4 DEF DEfensemen think Hammer like just not as good/noone was as is as good as Hammer he was top DEF Defensemen in league. So good one just not top one/s.

    Small weak other last few yrs we have traded and add hardnose size that can skate fast/fast enough for awhile now.

    REVAMP roster to hardnose we already have the skill.

  • July 29, 2021 at 11:08 am

    Net from Oduya Sharpy Hoss Dunks and Seabs not much to.

    Bread Man and Saader should have brought back tons.

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