Thread: Sergei Fedorov
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11-11-2012, 02:54 AM
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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey View Post
Two of the most inane things I've read on HF lately:

1) Jordan Staal is even remotely arguably better than Datsyuk

2) A player's total swings by 31 depending which conference he's in

Somehow both of these things came on the same page of the same thread... a truly remarkable density of bad ideas.
I see you missed "Peter Forsberg is a top ten player of all-time."

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Originally Posted by MarkusNaslund19 View Post
Fedorov is so overrated it's unbelievable.

He was a hell of a player, but anyone who remembers watching him year after year will remember that more years than not, he left you wanting more. He had those great playoff runs, but even at times in those runs you thought he had more to give. He hit it on all cylinders in 93-94. But we live in the youtube age and people who are too young to have seen him during his prime base assessments off of highlights. Same thing happens with Bure.

Both great players, but not deserving of some of the hyperbolic statements about them.
Fedorov was somewhere between sixth and ninth on a lit of "best players" from his era. Jagr, Sakic, Lindros, and Forsberg are the only Fedorov-era forwards who match up; then you have Hasek and Brodeur in net, and Lidstrom and Pronger on defense. Offensive stats don't do him justice.

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