Nazarov revealed that New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather asked him for his opinion on three players from the KHL which he claims the Rangers are interested in. “After the game in Newark I had a long conversation with the President of the Rangers, founder of the Edmonton dynasty of the 1980s, Glen Sather,” Nazarov shared. “He asked my expert opinion on three hockey players from the KHL which the Rangers seek to acquire.”
The Rangers do have three prospects who’s rights they currently own playing in the KHL — Ivan Baranka, Pavel Valentenko and Mikhail Pashnin — but Nazarov’s comment seems to suggest the players in question are players who’s rights the Rangers do not yet own.
Sather asked the Russian coach his opinions on 3 players.. speculate the other 2...
Here's a fun fact...
-The ONLY (ONE, SINGULAR) person who showed up last playoffs was Henrik Lundqvist. Thats it.
Maybe you can say Cally/Duby/Avery played pretty decent at times but consistently it was the King...
Yeah, Zherdev was invisible. So was Antropov. . . And the rest of the team.
Z was 7-8 on ATOI. While I admit that he stunk up the place, he can't be expected to score and lead from the bench or playing with plumbers. Questions about last years PO failure should be aimed at the top 6. Oh, and that psycho coach.
If Torts never wanted Zherdev, Rangers would have acted differently. Torts looks like he despises everyone. He might be an ahole, but he ain't stupid. Does he dislike MDZ as well? Mike had it worse that Z, he just had advantage of D shortage, otherwise he won't be seeing the ice time for quite awhile.
I do not think Torts is a problem. If Kovalchuk signs elsewhere, Z may be back. Disinterested enigma is much better than highly motivated plumber. Zherdev is Kovalev Light. I'd love to see him back.