Zherdev update: Oilers not interested
According to Jim Matheson in the Edmonton Journal, contrary to some reports, the Oilers are not interested in Nik Zherdev, Tom Renney didn't give him much of an endorsement:
From the article:
He's a square peg in a round hole.
While Zherdev might be intriguing on the wing because the Oilers have pulled out of the Dany Heatley trade with the Ottawa Senators, sources say Edmonton Oilers associate coach Tom Renney hasn't enthusiastically gone to bat for the enigmatic Ukrainian-born forward.
Renney is a players' coach, but his patience was stretched on Zherdev, a 24-year-old former first-round draft pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets, when Renney was the Rangers head coach.
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