Laurie at Beyond the Blueshirts has a new story up about an interview Nik Zherdev did with Sport Express,
Maybe it’s for the best that Rangers management didn’t make concessions and released you? Now you are free to choose for yourself.
- For the time being I don’t even know how to evaluate all this. I don’t know whether its good that I have to change teams or not. I must confess: I believed to the end that the Rangers would agree to my terms. Perhaps only time will tell.
Are teams in the KHL among them?
- Yes, they are, but as I’ve already repeatedly emphasized, I would like to continue my career in the NHL — this option is the priority for me. Though I’m not at all excluding the possibility that I will return to play in Russia.
According to some reports, the coaches might have been displeased that you couldn’t keep playing to the end of the World Championship.
- But I played two games in Switzerland with a broken finger! I simply couldn’t play any more!