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What is Nik Zherdev’s Trade Value?

With the Ales Kotalik signing, it’s almost a guarantee that the Rangers will not be bringing back Nikolai Zherdev. With his arbitration hearing set for July 31, Glen Sather has roughly three weeks to trade him. But with the news out that the Rangers will 99% not be bringing him back, what can Sather possibly get in return? All the pipe dreams of packaging him for a star are just that, pipe dreams. Do you really think someone will take Zherdev for a star knowing that he will just be a UFA in a few weeks?

So what we are looking at in return is a draft pick, maybe two, for the negotiating rights to him. Maybe a 3rd rounder at best. Teams I think would be interested are teams like the Kings, who have cap room and a need for a scoring RW. That’s just my opinion, I’m not starting rumors here.

At this point, since we know Zherdev won’t be back, it’s worth kicking tires on teams that may want him. You may as well get something in return for him.

3 Responses to “What is Nik Zherdev’s Trade Value?”

  1. anonymouse says:

    The only reasonable way to get something in return is to sign him – presuming that the arbitration award is ‘reasonable’. In my mind, that’s no more than 3.75mm, and ideally 3.5mm
    You can spend the entire summer over the cap with no ramifications – so long as you’re under it by either camp or opening day (I forget which). That gives you time to work something out, and everybody knows what they’re getting: a trade partner knows his 1 year salary, there’s no question about signing him as a RFA or UFA.

    So the real question is – who’s interested in him at 3.5-3.75mm, and what have they got that we’d be interested in ?

    • Dave says:

      You have to be under by October 1, I believe.

      It will be interesting to see his reward, I think Nik Antropov’s signing really set his value.

      I still think the Kings are interesting in someone like him, he comes relatively cheap and would probably only cost them a draft pick.

      • jurgenno88 says:

        hi all…

        one thing i would say is that Antropov cant be used as a comparable in these hearings(UFA) but i agree; 4m for Nik, considering he has much more upside and longevity considering his age, wouldnt be a shock.

        Due to his work ethic, inconsistency and poor finish to the year 3.5 is more than reasonable for a 1 year deal but its going to be interesting to see what happens.

        Personally i dont see him being moved at all. everyone knows the situation. We either sign him or lose him.