LOL, all this for the same player that Burke said wouldn't even return a 2nd just a month beore he was traded??? You've got to be kidding me. 3.5 would be pushing it for him and anything more is WAY overpayment for an underachieving non-producer.
If by underachieving you mean matching his career high in goals and points without playing on a line with Sundin, then, yes; he is most definitely an underachieving.
Also, if by non-producing you mean leading the Rangers in points and leading them in goal scoring by four goals, then, yes; he is also a non-producer.
Most would have missed your logic, but don't worry, I'm on your side.
If his contract will be a problem for the rangers they should really consider not resigning Zherdev and using that money for Antropov.....he is a much better player and exactly what the rangers have been lacking for years, a big guy who goes to the net.
Zherdev has been streaky but for the most part he has not done much and often times it seems the coach (both renney and torts) are not happy with his overall play.
I'll agree with you on that one... at the beginning of the year he was on fire; even his plus/minus was amazing, but his second half has turned a lot of people away.