Would Nikolai Zherdev As a New York Ranger Make Sense Next Season?

April 2nd, 2010 by Broadway Hockey Daily Leave a reply »
Beyond the Blueshirts is one of the most informative Ranger blogs on the web, especially when it comes to providing insight on the Russian hockey world. For example, yesterday’s post regarding the possibility of the Rangers bringing back Nikolai Zherdev for a second tour of duty after the team refused to match the salary awarded to the Russian dangler in arbitration last summer.

In an interview in Sport Express , published Monday, 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 article’s author, Igor Larin, fuels speculation by including the the following (unsourced) note after Nazarov’s comment: “According to some reports, the president of the Rangers is interested in Nikolai Zherdev from Atlanta.” ...

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