Zherdev's value is at an all time low so it would be dumb to trade him now unless you feel he is that much of an hinderence to the team you better of without him. I guess he is worth whatever a GM might give up for him.
My guess his value would be something like
Prospect rated 25-50ish or Top 6/second line veteran who has a year or 2 left on his deal but is dispossible(think Glen Murray)
1 or 2 secondary prospect(s) and/or draft pick(s) not in first round
A young team that is not likely to make the playoffs will definitely pony up the paltry price it would take to get a Nikolai Zherdev at his lowest possible value.
Now a contending team? I don't think a team with a great shot at the Cup would take a chance with a player whose attitude as been in major question in the past few years.
Not necessarily. Vancouver might take a chance if the price is right. Either Krajicek straight up or Cooke and a 3rd for Zherdev. Either of the Vancouver players are quality roster players and Vancouver is a good team who should again make some noise in the playoffs.
Equally, packaging Zherdev with a player like Brule would spark a very big interest from Vancouver.
There is no market for Zherdev. Some team might decide to take a 'what the hell' shot on him and offer a mid-round draft pick plus a 2nd tier prospect, but nobody is going to trade real value for a player who is completely disliked in the lockerroom and completely underachieving on the ice. That's quite a double whammy.