I still have hopes for him. He's fast, he's a great back-checker. He can stick-handle, he can hit and he has a wicked shot. I'm not sold on his passing game and he doesn't seem to be very confident right now.
If he could gain his confidence and we would turn into a three-offensive line team, he'd be a great third line winger with 40-50 point seasons on average.
Why all the hate for Perezhogin, I can't believe people are suggesting get rid of him. He is a good young player and has shown flashes of brilliance at times, he has pretty good speed. He also leads the team in +/-.
He'll be back.
I like him, he's a good player, but ultimately I think he needs to be the "15+ minute and PP time" guy and I don't think there is any room in Montreal for him to ever grab that spot. Kostitsyn and Latendresse have leapfrogged him. Higgins is only in his second real year. Ryder isn't moving. Kovalev is sticking. That's five guys for the top four winger positions.
I'd suggest we move him, get some value and watch him do OK somewhere else. Not because he sucks, just because he is never going to reach his potential here and other players are better bets.