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10-03-2003, 09:16 PM
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Burke's Evil Spirit
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Originally Posted by Stephen
If Anaheim really wanted to keep Kariya they would have qualified him. Committing to Fedorov long term instead was a mistake. The guy is in his mid 30's, and in terms of production has actually been outscored by the supposedly underachieving Kariya by a 392 to 345 margin in the last five years. Kariya played with a cellar dweller, Fedorov played with a bunch of future Hall of Famers. To not qualify Kariya and then turn around and sign a guy who isn't an upgrade for almost the same money long term is just nonsense. Goes to show money wasn't the issue.
I guess defensive ability counts for nothing in your world? Or playoff record?

Fedorov has multiple Selke trophies, a Hart trophy as a much better playoff record than Kariya, and is much more likely to thrive under Babcock's defensive system than Kariya. He's easily twice the player Kariya is.

Fun fact about Paul: In his entire career he has only once had a higher PPG in the playoffs than regular season, and that was 98-99 when he had 4 points in 3 games in the playoffs (as Anaheim got swept) and 101 points in 82 games during the regular season.

Fedorov? All but twice. Once in his rookie campaign, and once last season in the 4 games before Detroit bowed out.

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