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Start Spreading The News, Z's Leaving Today . . .

My apologies to John Kander and Fred Ebb, the composer and lyricist, respectively, of New York, New York, for taking liberties with their song in the headerbut it was too perfect to pass up.

Anyway, as expected, CBC is reporting here that the Rangers are walking away from the $3.9 million dollar arbitration award handed down to perennially troubled winger Nikolai Zherdev, thereby making Niki an unrestricted free agent. Let the speculation begin!!

Before anybody starts charging off in the wrong direction, Puck-Rakers is already reporting that the Jackets are not interested in staging a reunion with Z.

So, what is next? Here’s a hint . . . .
Континентальная хоккейная лига

One Comment

  1. Kevin M

    August 5, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    You know, I have long felt that Z would end up in the KHL too. But the more I think about it, the more I realize that there are a lot of teams that are probably desperate enough to pay $4 million a year for a 50-60 point players. I could see him landing in Atlanta too to play with the Russian contingent that they're building.

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