Zherdev is now a UFA. Should Lombardi Go After Him?
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08-04-2009, 05:20 PM
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Location: San Diego
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Doughty Number 8
We can't get him below 3.9 probably, and we can't get anyone with a 3.5 or higher contract past this year.
Perhaps a 1 year 4 mil contract? Then again I would rather have Tanguay
If somebody was willing to pay that much for Zherdev on a one year deal, I think the Rangers would have accepted the arbitration ruling and dealt him for an asset. The Ducks did this with Vitali Vishnevski in 2006.
I guess you could argue that a 1 year, 4 mil contract is slightly different than trading a 4th round pick to assume a 1 year, 3.9 mil deal. But I think the point remains that all 30 teams didn't think it was worth it to trade for one year of Zherdev at 3.9 mil.
I think he finds a taker in the 2 year, 6 mil range eventually.
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