Report: Fedorov to sign with Metallurg of the KHL
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05-26-2009, 08:41 AM
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Northern Virginia
It's probably premature to be reading tea leaves, but if these reports are accurate, it seems to me that the Capitals made it apparent to both players in their exit interviews that the team would be going in a different direction. If not, I would have expected them to take somewhat more time to mull over options.
Not forever, but the mid- to late-June time frame would have been the time I would have expected the players and team to have to reach a go/no-go decision. To go now suggests either that the Caps made their intentions plain, or the KHL simply offered a deal too good to pass up.
If the Fedorov report at $3.8M/yr for two years is accurate, then that is certainly more than he would get here, and qualifies as too good to pass up.
Absolutely loved Fedorov as a Cap, but his tenure was was never going to be a long one. Have his jersey and don't regret it for a second. As noted, Fedorov potted the seminal goals of each of the last two seasons.
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