Rangers Talking to Zherdev

In what may come to many as a surprise, the Rangers are currently in talks with Nik Zherdev regarding a return to the NHL. Genadi Boguslavski of the Sovetsky Sport broke this via Twitter, and states that the Rangers have begun talks with the enigmatic winger to return to the NHL. Let’s chalk this one up as a rumor for…

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Rangers Interested in Zherdev?

It seems that Nik Zherdev could be returning to the Rangers for next season. According to Laurie Carr of Beyond the Blueshirts, Rangers General Manager Glen Sather has spoken with Team Russia Assistant Coach Andrei Nazarov about three KHL players that the Rangers reportedly have interest in: The Rangers do have three prospects who’s rights they currently own playing in…

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Where Sather Went Right: The Zherdev Deal

Part One. In the past week, I wrote three pieces on where GM Glen Sather went wrong during his stay in New York, post-lockout. I received a few emails and some comments about being biased and not pointing out where Sather went right, so let’s consider the next three posts to be spin-offs: Where Sather went right. It is obvious…

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Zherdev heading to the KHL (UPDATE: No he’s not)

In some unsurprising news, Carp passes along a report that former Blueshirt Nik Zherdev is indeed heading home to Mother Russia to play in the KHL next year. The translated article doesn’t say much, but there’s enough there to get the point across that Nik will join Yulaev Salavat Ufa, a team that also features former Rangers Vlad Vorobiev (remember…

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Zherdev Gets $3.9 Million

Stick-tap to BSBer Jordan for tipping me off to this. Andrew Gross is reporting that Nikolai Zherdev was awarded $3.9 million in his arbitration case. Not to pat myself on the back, but I had him cashing in at $3.85 million, I was damn close. The Rangers will probably be able to field some decent trade offers for Zherdev, as…

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MSG Unit Spins Off, Zherdev Hearing Today

Sorry for the lack of updates yesterday, I was running around all day and didn’t have a change to put up a post. In what should have been an expected move, Cablevision spun off the MSG Unit into its own entity. James Dolan will still be in charge of this unit, so no “reprieve” there. I put reprieve in quotes,…

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The Zherdev Saga Continues

This has got to be the most over-publicized, most over-analyzed, and generally most annoying saga for a SIXTY point scorer. Listen, I like Zherdev, and really wanted him back next year (instead of Kotalik), but for this to continue to grab our attention, it’s just absurd. This will be my last post on this until the result of his hearing…

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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…

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Zherdev is Still a Ranger

As I get more bored at work, I check out more and more fans, across the beat writer blogs and fan blogs, that are just overjoyed to “be rid” of Nikolai Zherdev. This is not another post about why the Rangers still need Zherdev, I already wrote something about that, no need to beat the topic to death. My specialty…

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Zherdev/Callahan File for Arbitration

In relatively unsurprising (and surprising) news, Nik Zherdev (unsurprisingly) and Ryan Callahan (surprisingly) have filed for salary arbirtration. It’s unsurprising for Zherdev because I assumed that $3.25 million was going to be too little in his eyes. I assume he will get $3.75-$4 million. As for Callahan, this is only surprising because I thought that Sather would be negotiating more…

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