Im a Flyers fan and he hasnt produced how I expected him to. Not only that, Laviolette doesnt like him too much. Even though Hemsky is injured he was still the best point scorer when he was healthy.
Flyers fans suffering the same Zherdev anxiety we Rangers fans did. You can tell there's so much talent there, and that if he ever panned out he'd be such a great player. 35-40 goals, 80 points probably total. But he buckles at the slightest things. What Zherdev needs is not Philly or New York, and definitely not a coach like Hitchcock. He needs a young team that would look to him to provide offense. He needs a good playmaking center, and the kind of style of play that would allow him to freewheel and do as he pleases.
That being said, I don't think Zherdev is going to realize his potential this year either. They Flyers have a lot of talent, but he doesn't really fit in there, so if you ask me I agree with what everyone already said. Spezza will get his numbers, Hemsky can produce if he stays healthy (too talented not to), so Zherdev's the odd-man out.