Flames Rumors: 2 Teams Targeted Nikita Zadorov This Offseason

According to The Fourth Period, Nikita Zadorov generated interest from the Vancouver Canucks and Florida Panthers this offseason. 

The Canucks ended up improving their blue line, adding Carson Soucy and Ian Cole. However, it is not a secret that bringing in Zadorov would have been quite beneficial for them. He is exactly the kind of defensively-sound and hard-nosed d-man who would have made the Canucks harder to go up against. Don't be surprised if they pursue him again.

As for the Panthers, they added many d-man this summer, including Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Mike Reilly. Yet, acquiring Zadorov would have also been great for them. He would have fit nicely on their second pairing and been a key part of their penalty kill.

We will need to wait and see if these two clubs pursue Zadorov this season if made available by the Flames. 

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