Thread: Nikolai Zherdev
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08-08-2008, 07:31 AM
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Don't be surprised to not hear anything from Zherdev. That is the way it was in Columbus. IIRC, he did one taped (not live) interview in the studio with an interpreter and spent most of the time staring at the floor. If you hear anything it would probably be released through his agent.

The CBJ did a pregame Jumbotron bit where it went through all the players saying "I will". The marketing theme last year was "Carry the flag", so during pregame they would show a movie clip, then the phrase "When that man falls, who will carry the flag?" (Matthew Broderick in some Civil War movie) followed by the players responses. We (the fans) were pleasantly surprised the first time we saw Nik say "I will." Sort of a "wow, he does speak some English".

Zherdev comes across as a very private / shy type of player who really isn't comfortable talking to the media at all.

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