Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Zherdev Trade In Top 10

Spector at Fox Sports gives his top ten biggest trades of 2008, including the Nikolai Zherdev and Dan Fritsche for Fedor Tyutin and Christian Backman trade, which is #6 on the list...

"The Columbus Blue Jackets finally had enough of Zherdev's inconsistency, peddling him and Fritsche to the New York Rangers for Tyutin and Backman to bolster their defense corps. Tyutin has played well for the Jackets and is their top offensive blueliner but Backman has been a major disappointment. Zherdev meanwhile has emerged as the Rangers top gun, leading them in assists and points and is second in goals. Fritsche has appeared in 15 games this season and could at some point be demoted or traded. Playing in New York has been just what Zherdev needed to boost his career, making the Rangers the winners of this deal." you know your team's bad when your top offensive defenseman is Tyutin.

...this really was a steal of monumental proportions for the Rangers. Could you imagine how inept our offense would be without Zherdev? I shutter at the thought.


bpette02 said...

I do think the rangers got the better end of the trade, but I don't think it was a steal. I think we do miss Tyutin's toughness, shot-blocking ability and defensive play.

NYRFan said...

You forgot about his shot on the power play. Awwwww.