Seems there are a few outlets (like the one run by that boob named after a former Flyer) who think every Russian hockey player in search of a contract is in the sights of the Washington Capitals. There are more than a few Capitals fans who think along those lines, too.
Which brings us to Nikolai Zherdev... Russian, hockey player, in search of a contract.
We consulted the nether realm as to whether this was a good idea and came upon some clues when searching for anagrams for "Nikolai Zherdev"...
"Haze Drivel Oink"... OK, he plays in a haze, the descriptions of his talent are just so much drivel (given his performance), and whatever contract he gets is going to be a real "oinker."
"Elk Head In Vizor"... that might be the reason for his occasional numbskull level of play.
"He Zero Diva Link"... might be a stretch, but maybe it's an indicator that he's a bit too much to have to deal with?
"Hi, Dark Evil Zone"... ok, now that's scary.
...can you tell it's August?