Did Filip Zadina take a ‘Major Shot’ at Steve Yzerman, Detroit Red Wings?

James Connelly of Hockey Patrol recently dropped an article titled, “Filip Zadina Takes Major Shots at Steve Yzerman and the Red Wings.” Of course, with a title like that, I had to click to see what Zadina had to say about The Captain and our Detroit Red Wings. But when I read through Zadina’s quotes, I really did not see it as him taking a shot at anyone at all. But I will let you be the judge.

Filip Zadina Detroit Red Wings Steve Yzerman

Did Filip Zadina take a ‘Major Shot’ at Steve Yzerman, Detroit Red Wings?

Here are the quotes from Zadina that inspired Connelly to write his article:

“I would rather go somewhere else to get the opportunity and prove myself that I’m still a good player as I used to be,” Zadina said.

“That was making my decision even harder because there were good teams I could go to. I spoke to a bunch of GMs, a bunch of coaches, and a bunch of players called me from different teams. It was really a hard time to decide but I believe I did the right decision going to San Jose.”

You Be The Judge!

Personally, I do not see Zadina’s comments as anything more than him saying he realized that with the Red Wings roster being what it currently is, he probably was not going to have much of a chance to really prove himself and that a fresh start would give him that opportunity. What do you think?

Filip Zadina Detroit Red Wings Steve Yzerman

Bottom Line: Best of Luck, Filip

Whether or not Zadina has any bad blood toward Yzerman and the Red Wings is something we may or may not ever know. That being said, if he did have bad blood toward Yzerman, or any other part of the organization, it did not show in his quotes listed above. We wish Filip the best of luck as he starts fresh in San Jose.


  1. If you can’t produce actual content get offline. It’s obviously not a jab… you know it’s but you had to add a negative narrative just to get clicks. This is embarrassing.

    • It wasn’t a ‘shot’. A statement if fact as he sees it. Trouble with media – they tend to make a mountain out if a mole hill. How about just reporting the news – not MAKING it!

  2. The very definition of fake news & clickbait in its ugliest form. I dont know whats worse, trying to make out that Zadina’s comments were a shot, or trying to get extra mileage out of it not being a shot by coming up with the sensationalist headline and then saying it’s not a shot. He’s gone, there was literally nothing to see there.

  3. I saw the same article and was offended by how brutal it was. The “journalist” should be ashamed of himself, but I’m sure he already is as he is a blog writer. What a piece of trash. I made sure to adjust my Google feed to never did content from that garbage site again. Great job guy.

  4. Z sounded as if his maturity is progressing to being a professional NHL player–not the overly arrogant draftee; albeit I liked the youngster’s attitude back then. I always liked him and his efforts and hard work thru his difficult misfortunes that kept him from developing on the ice. I hope he does and we get him back.
    Ps- Too bad he and Vrana could not work together to

    help each other–I believe a missed opportunity.

  5. I have no idea what Zadina once he is away from Detroit. Whatever it is will be an action where he eithervscores 25 goals – or 5 goals. One will ask why he could not do that in Detroit. 5 goals and they will say ‘told you so’! Cannot Win!!! I simply think his attitude came to be much like Mantha – if all the attention is not fixed on me – I will not give it my all. What I cannot figure out: why no one claimed him? Then I have to ask: why did the Ducks offer him 1.1MM?

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