Buzz: Zherdev Calls Shenanigans

As written yesterday, Nikolai Zherdev has signed with Atlant of the KHL.

Over at Puck Daddy, they have an interview with the enigmatic winger and asked about the recent report that he asked to come back to the Rangers.

There were also reports that you accepted a qualifying offer of $3,25 million from the New York Rangers, but the Rangers declined saying it was too late. Are you disappointed?

These were all lies printed in the media. This is how it was. The Rangers made me a qualifying offer. It didn’t satisfy me. My agent and I filed for arbitration and were awarded $3.9 million a year. The New York Rangers walked away, deciding to make me a free agent. I didn’t get upset. It was their right. That’s all. I did not have any other negotiations with the club.

….He said, she said. Who cares, at least this whole Zherdev mess is over.