News Article: Zadina will be called up in March

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  1. nb2928

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    How many kids jump into the AHL right after the draft and produce such numbers? From his draft year, I can only think of 3 other players jumping in and producing alright numbers (All guys taken in the 1st round):

    - Filip Zadina (F) - 25 points in 41 games
    - Martin Kaut (F) - 19 points in 40 games
    - Rasmus Sandin (D) - 10 points in 20 games
    - Isac Lundestrom (F) - 6 points in 12 games

    A bunch of guys taken in 2017:

    - Martin Necas (F) - 29 points in 42 games
    - Erik Brannstrom (D) - 24 points in 36 games
    - Nicolas Hague (D) - 21 points in 47 games
    - Mason Shaw (F) - 20 points in 50 games
    - Eeli Tolvanen (F) - 18 points in 34 games
    - Lias Andersson (F) - 19 points in 33 games
    - Kristian Vesalainen (F) - 15 points in 26 games
    - Klim Kostin (F) - 15 points in 39 games
    - Kailer Yamamoto (F) - 10 points in 17 games
    - Kole Lind (F) - 10 points in 34 games
    - Urho Vaakanainen (F) - 8 points in 16 games

    I think Zadina has done very well when you compare him to his peers, and it's even more encouraging that he has produced this well despite his slow start.
     
  2. Hronek

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    All busts clearly
     
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    Thank you for posting that. I mean even going outside of points, looking at Zadina game one to Zadina now, there's a noticeable difference. He's finding space better. He's more comfortable with the puck on his stick now. He's doing a better job of using his vison (underrated quality imo) and he's more engaged defensively. He's not a two way forward but he's not a liability either. He's progressing just fine.
     
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    Zadina like all kids will take time.

    His shot is great though, he wont unlearn that
     
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    He's fifth in points on a top three team in the league. That's pretty darn good.
     
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    Kids drafted out of juniors aren't eligible to play in the AHL, so it has to be either the NHL or juniors, Their team has to decide whether or not they're ready, like the WIngs did with Raz.

    Zadina is Euro, and so are all of the AHL players listed above (a few posts).
     
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    Filip Zadina HIGHLIGHTS in AHL. He has great vision and his puckhandling is absolutely insane, reminds me of Filip Forsberg.
     
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    just wait till he gain some muscles
     
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    Never saw like any of those clips. Thanks for sharing.
     
  10. Run the Jewels

    Run the Jewels Make Detroit Great Again

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    Thanks for sharing, I really like his acceleration. He'll do well on a line with either Larkin or Hughes. :naughty:
     
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    Awesome, love to see all the non-scoring highlights that show off his creativity. That fake shot he had at 1:30 was a beauty, too bad he didn't get the goalie to bite. Got the D badly though.
     
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    Thanks for sharing. One thing I like about this video is it's not just his goals or assists. This will hopefully reassure some people that are just stat watching. You can see a few times in this video where he makes a terrific play to set up a teammate and it goes nowhere.

    And yes, the biggest thing for him this summer is he needs to gain muscle. He has the instincts to shield the puck like a Zetterberg, but he doesn't have the muscle to pull it off most of the time.
     
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    I thought he would be better in the AHL than he has so far (at least from a production standpoint). He is definitely farther behind physically than I originally thought.

    I’d give him at least 1 summer to work on his skating + strength before writing him off. I’m thinking/hoping this season has lit a fire under him to make some gains there. I actually really like that Holland said he was going to call him up so Zadina could get a feel for the NHL game, I think that’s a great way to motivate him for the summer to work his ass off once he sees how fast and strong everyone is.

    Still have a lot of belief in him, now it’s time for him to put he work in and we will see how he responds.
     
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    Dylan Strome is the latest example of why writing a young kid off before at least 3-4 years is an exercise in foolishness. Zadina will be fine.
     
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    Thanks for this. Nice to see some new plays and plays that don't result in goals or assists. This helps me move a couple notches in the direction towards liking him
     
  16. Funky Cold Zadina

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    He's driving the play and not sitting back, I like seeing that from a young kid like that.
     
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    Also great to see he's comfortable handling the puck in traffic. The Wings have almost no players who can do that.
     
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    You mean it's supposed to look something like:

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    But usually ends up like:

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    One thing that you can see on that video is that he also is good at using his teammates. A lot of nice passes that didn't end up in goals, but could have.
     
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    He's coming


    Hilarious that the first game after the deadline is Montreal. I hope it's that one, go fill their net with pucks young man lol
     
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    He wearing Cleary's number? Isn't he worried about doing justice to a legend?
     
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    I know people bag on Cleary because of those ridiculous contracts at the end of his career, but for the majority of his time with the Wings Cleary was a 20 goal 40 point utility player who was never afraid to go into corners or back down from anyone.

    I'd take a guy like that in a heartbeat. Hopefully the Wings have that in Bertuzzi.


    And it's good to see Zadina getting a taste of the NHL. Hopefully it will motivate him to work his ass off this offseason.
     
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    Guess I should go to the All-State Arena on Saturday and watch him while I still can for $20
     

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