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    Filip Zadina named Detroit Red Wings biggest breakout candidate

    If the Detroit Red Wings are going to take a big step forward in 2022, they are going to need some of their younger players to have a breakout season, and one of those players is F Filip Zadina.

    During the 2021-22 season, Zadina, who is still just 22 years old, scored 10 goals and dished out 14 assists in 74 games and he will certainly be looking to improve on those numbers in 2022-23.

    Will Filip Zadina have a breakout season in 2022-23?

    On Saturday, The Athletic staff released an article in which they highlight a breakout candidate for each team and writer Max Bultman chose Filip Zadina for the Detroit Red Wings.

    From The Athletic:

    Filip Zadina: Perhaps no Red Wings player needed the fresh start of a new coach more than Zadina, and the 22-year-old winger has hit the ground running under Derek Lalonde. After signing a three-year contract extension this offseason, Zadina was one of the standouts of training camp and the early preseason. The struggle for Zadina to this point in his career has been finishing his chances — a surprise, considering his reputation entering the league as a pure goal scorer. But he buried one in the preseason opener and has been all over the puck since shortly after camp opened. If he can keep that up, this could be the year he breaks through — which would provide a massive boost for the Red Wings. — Max Bultman

    Prior to joining the Red Wings, Zadina racked up goals and it really does seem like it is just a matter of time before he becomes a solid goal scorer at the NHL level.

    Zadina once scored 44 goals in just 57 games

    During his 2017-18 season with the Halifax Mooseheads, Filip Zadina racked up 44 goals and 38 assists in just 57 games.

    Following that season, he was selected by the Detroit Red Wings with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.

    So far, in 160 career games in the NHL, Zadina has scored 25 goals and dished out 36 assists.

    Nation, do you think Filip Zadina will have a breakout season for the Red Wings during the 2022-23 season?


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