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11-10-2012, 10:45 PM
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Fedorov generally played on stronger teams with better linemates than Jagr at least.
How about the 2010 WCs when Czechs beat Russia in gold medal game? The only NHLers who played for Czechs were Jagr, Vokoun and Voracek. The Russians had Ovechkin, Malkin, Datsyuk, Kovalchuk, Semin, Fedorov, Afinogenov, Gonchar, Frolov, etc.
I don't remember Russia being much of a factor in the best on best WC in 2005, when Jagr led the Czechs to gold. Russia again had a strong roster: Ovechkin, Malkin, Kovalchuk, Kovalev, Fedorov, Kozlov, Afinogenov, Semin, Markov, Yashin, etc.
What has been Russia's biggest international achievement with Fedorov? Beating some undermanned team at the WCs? Do you really think Czech or Sweden would have rather had Fedorov than Jagr/Forsberg in most tournaments?
You are really going to use linemates as an argument? Forsberg played on stronger teams then Fedorov so he really has no excuse (just look at the success of the Swedish NT during that period of time) and jagr...I'd never think a Jagr fan would EVER use the linemates argument, since the biggest argument against him is that he had HOF centers winning his awards for him half his career.
It is Fedorov that had the weakest regular linemates of the three throughout his prime years in his NHL career, the fact that he outperformed both Jagr and Forsberg at the NT level goes to show how much better he would have done if he played on Detroit's first line (or on a different team) in his prime.
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