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03-27-2013, 10:46 PM
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Eva: I'm as big of a Fedorov's fan as anyone, but I think you have clearly lost this argument. You're trying to inflate his achievements, but if you want him to beat Selanne, you have to stress peak and prime, not career. Although I would also mention that Fedorov's last great achievement came at the age of 39, when he was the top line center at the World's and brought Russia its first gold in 15 years (and played amazing).

The biggest knock on Fedorov is this: there was not a person in the hockey-watching world (other than his crazy dad) who didn't think that he should have done more than what he did. Had he realized his potential to the full, there is no doubt in my mind, he would be in the same conversation with Lemieux as "possibly the best of all time." Mind you, not all of this was his fault (Bowman's system, DPE, etc.) and he still has achieved a lot, far more than Selanne, but still: he. should. have. done. more.

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