Monday, June 29, 2009

Fedorov to Finish Career in Russia

I'm a couple of days late in posting about this but I was bummed out to learn late last week that Sergei Fedorov has signed a 2 year contract with the KHL and will apparently finish his career in Russia. Fedorov was always one of my favorite players growing up when he was a key member of the dominant Detroit Red Wings teams of the 90's.

Fedorov follows in Jaromir Jagr's footsteps as another high profile player to leave for Russia to finish his career. I think it reflects badly on the league when some of it's most recognizable players jump ship to finish their careers elsewhere. It's a shame that we won't see Sergei skate off the ice one final time in an NHL jersey.

What do you think? Does Fedorov's departure make the NHL look bad, or do you not blame him for wanting to return to his country of origin to skate in his final professional games?


Captain Canuck said...

I think if he wanted to stay, the Caps would've gladly taken him one more year.
I think he went back home to finish his career playing with his brother (who's on that team also) and be with his family.

Sal said...

Fedorov had a great run in the NHL, and I can't blame him for going back to Russia to play in the KHL.

He'll be more of an impact player in the Kontinental Leauge, get more ice time and probably score more points than if he stayed in the NHL.

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