Feb. 7, 2018
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>KingofRnR</b></div><div>See that there is FALSE #FakeNews right there too. Zadorov has not personally or publicly requested a Trade either. He wants a Contract and More Minutes/TOI
Flames put his contract extension talks on hold, so knowing Zadorov was frustrated, his Agent put out a Tweet that inferred perhaps he'd be better off moving to another Team as a Negotiation Tactic and attempt to Force Conroy's hand to give him the deal they were working towards... Zadorov himself said as much, claiming it was his Agents idea and choice to do that, but being the loyal honorable guy he is, he said he supports and trust his agent to make the best decisions for him to get the best result. At the same time, he reiterated he loves Calgary and wants to be a Flame forever, but acknowledged there is a business side to Hockey, meaning he wasn't just gonna accept a low ball offer to stay.
What needs to happen now is determine what direction the Flames are going and what offers are made to Conroy as a result between now and the Deadline. They could reconcile, but if it pissed Management and Ownership and Guys in the Locker Room enough, yes, Zadorov is as good as gone, especially given the haul of a return we're expecting for him. Since his Agent through him in front of the bus, Zadorov has gone on a slump and it is absolutely back firing on his Agent. To me, Zadorov's now torn and unsure of anything. Firing his Agent is the best thing he could do imo
Details matter man and I keep putting up evidence and receipts to support my arguments, but very few of posters on here do. They quickly jump to the "well you're gonna lose him for nothing then, cause I don't see him being around in March" BS. Time will tell if Chiarot's Value is higher, but it shouldn't. The Stanley Cup run is nice and all, but we got a beat up Coleman and Kadri who are finally just now feeling close to 100%, so I could easily argue that playing that much hockey (especially the gruelling style of playoff hockey) can actually be a detriment to a Player and thus could affect his value negatively.</div></div>
I don't follow the flames or Zadorov but you basically outlined that he via is agent asked for a trade. Also the below link confirms his talks with the Flames about a trade. He added like most players "Zadorov said he "loved" his time as a Calgary Flame and that he would like to stay with the team for his career. "
So this sounds like he and his agent have both publicly requested a trade and are keeping their options open to a deal in Calgary.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>KingofRnR</b></div><div>Yeah, I'm gonna have to go ahead and disagree with you... Go check out my TPS Reports on the matter above if you'd like
Abruzzese can't even make the Leafs Bottom-6 and Steeves and McMann got the call-ups over him. He definitely wouldn't make the Flames, I can tell you that... We wouldn't waste a pick on him either, he'd just be a throw-in/sweetener. His familiarity and history with Coronato are definitely nice and intriguing and the only reason we would take back another Left Shot Forward, but that doesn't affect his Trade Value
Zadorov's value depends on whether he's Traded now or at the Deadline. The closer to the Deadline, the more he will bring. UNRETAINED, he's worth a 2nd + 2nd/3rd + Contract Swap/Benoit/Timmins. With Retention, he's worth a late 1st + Contract Swap/Benoit/Timmins. If he makes it all the way to the Deadline, watch out, he could fetch even more. He's Younger, Bigger and Better than Chiarot was when he got Traded to FLA and there's a lot more interest in Zadorov than there was Chiarot at the time. If Traded, only Haniffin or Tanev would fetch more than him. They're all unique, but extremely valuable Trade Pieces, especially to contenders, but they're all worth pre-negotiating extensions on to increase their values as well, meaning if the offer is interesting enough, Conroy will allow Teams to speak with their agents about putting extensions in place immediately upon their arrivals...</div></div>
I would say Chiarot value was higher as he was coming off a Stanley cup finals run. Lets not forget that Zadorov has asked for a trade so that will bring his value down. I don't see him being around in March