Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Philadelphia signs Ruslan Fedotenko ($1.75M, 1 year)
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07-05-2012, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by TheCerebral1 View Post
You must be thinking about the Ruslan Fedotenko that played on Pittsburgh or Tampa Bay (first time). He's crap now. Not exactly someone that I find replacement value in for Jaromir Jagr. Horrible signing.
I'm sorry, but that is a complete load of BS.

Fedotenko is obviously not the player he was in the 2004 playoffs, but he is still a terrific role player in this league despite the decline in his skating. He is a good forechecker, good PKer, good defensively, and is just an all-around solid presence on the ice. He was the player that drove the Fedotenko-Boyle-Prust line in 10-11, which was the Rangers' best line for stretches of that season. He struggled with injuries in the regular season this year, but played very well throughout the playoffs defensively, and turned it on against the Devils offensively.

He is just what the Flyers need in their lineup. A defensively responsible veteran player.

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