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Vancouver Canucks defenseman Nikita Zadorov celebrating a goal
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Nikita Zadorov takes a major shot at the Edmonton Oilers

Published May 11, 2024 at 9:18 PM
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Vancouver Canucks defenseman Nikita Zadorov didn't hold back and took a major shot at the Edmonton Oilers in a recent interview.

Nikita Zadorov, the towering defenseman for the Vancouver Canucks, shared his thoughts on Edmonton as the Canucks' series with the Oilers heats up. Despite the rivalry, Zadorov commended Edmonton for its passionate hockey fans but quickly shifted his philosophy with the following comments.

"It's fun, they have good fans, diehard fans. I mean, there's pretty much nothing else to do in that city except watch hockey."

Nikita Zadorov on playing in Edmonton. 😂




Zadorov, a key player in the series with a goal and assist in each of the first two games, is familiar with Edmonton after spending nine seasons in the Western Conference. As tensions rise between the Canadian rivals, Zadorov embraces the competitive tone of the series, acknowledging the physicality and intensity expected.


Speaking about his elevated performance under the spotlight, Zadorov expressed enthusiasm for playing at the highest level, especially in Canada with national coverage.

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Canucks' Nikita Zadorov takes shot at Edmonton: ‘Nothing to do in that city except watch hockey'
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