|4 young stars traded by Rangers, Blue Jackets|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 02 July 2008 11:36|
Zherdev gives the Rangers one of the NHL's best one-on-one players, but also a Russian right winger who has frequently fallen into disfavor with management and teammates. He had a career-high 61 points last season with 26 goals and 35 assists, second on the Columbus team to captain Rick Nash.
The deal remakes the Blue Jackets - who signed free agent defenseman Mike Commodore on Tuesday - into a solid defensive team in front of goalie Pascal Leclaire.