Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Hitch Kicks Zherdev From Practice

An article by Aaron Portzline of the Dispatch on Tuesday stated that Zherdev was removed from practice yesterday because of his lack of enthusiasm. Shortly into practice, Hitch sent Z off with two points from his fingers.

On Sunday, the Blue Jackets battled the Blackhawks on NBC to a 5-4 loss. The game may have featured a tough comeback by the Jackets, but it also demonstrated an abysmal level of carelessness by Zherdev. #13 gave up turnover after turnover and didn't belong on the ice.

Can't say I blame Hitch for giving him the boot. I would have done the same. With the franchise struggling enough as it is, the last thing the team needs is a young "star" not caring about the team, the practice, or winning.

This isn't the first time Z has had issues. We at the Jacket Times and the commenters have already recognized that Z may not fit with Hitchcock's Jackets. Check out the comment section of this post.

1 comment:

Brandon said...

I'm not surprised. Not surprised at all. He's a punk.

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