Are you interested in Zherdev?
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07-05-2010, 10:59 AM
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Halifax, NS
Zherdev Heading To NHL Again, Interested?
TSN is reporting that Zherdev is heading back to the NHL. He's a UFA and wants a multi-year deal in the 4 million per season range.
He's a consistent 50 to 60 point guy just entering his prime. I know he's also a bit of a head case, but the fact that he's seeking a multi-year deal says he's serious about the NHL.
What do you all think? I still see a big glaring hole in our top six on the wing and Zherdev is just a touch more realistic than the other marquee Russian winger on the market. At 4 million, he'd actually be one of the cheapest guy in our top six and give us the flexibility to have Kostitsyn and Pouliot battle it out for that last spot, rather than handing both the job and being forced to use guys like Moen.
He could do some nasty things alongside Plekanec and Cammelleri.
To do it, we'd need to either get Price for 2 million or less, or move someone out, but it wouldn't be extreme, especially if we can get Zherdev's cap hit down around 3.5. Someone like Ryan O'Byrne, who has a pretty hefty cap hit, would clear the space.
So, interested or not?
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