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Zherdev Returns To Columbus

from Jay Greenberg of the NY Post,

Tonight Zherdev returns to Columbus, the scene of his first four NHL years of underachievement, with two goals and three assists in his first nine games as a Ranger.

“To me, he’s a 40-plus goal scorer,” Blue Jackets Coach Ken Hitchcock said about the 2003 fourth-overall pick. “When I took over in November [2006], he was moody and very unhappy but he made big changes.”...

“He’s a good guy, really coachable,” said Renney. “His dangle instincts are a little different than a North American guy and I don’t want to take that away from him. He’s a great passer….

Asked about his game and expectations of a breakout, the English-shy Zherdev smiled and said: “Next level.”

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