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?
My favorite card of 2017 - This exercise is getting more and more difficult each year. But P-town Tom has issued another year-end contest challenge and I can't resist a quick post ...