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12-04-2012, 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted by LeBlondeDemon10 View Post
Where did you get this information? Fedorov won a Selke and you don't win one by punching a time card. As for Fedorov's offensive prowess, back in 1996 when the Wings won 62 games TSN did a comparison between this team and the 77 Habs. They matched up Fedorov with Lafleur and gave Sergei the edge. Bit of a stretch in my opinion, but this shows how highly regarded he was at the time. As for his time on defense, I understood it to be about his versatility, not about his lack of effort. He was a class act in my opinion.
It was both. He was versatile but he also complained a lot, specially about ice-time. Bowman responded by giving him ice-time on defense.

Fedorov was amongst the best in the league for about three seasons. He quickly fell off as a regular season player. When it comes to him and Kelly, Kelly is ahead when it comes to importance, peak and overall skill to the Red wings franchise.

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