Jim Coleman Conference Semifinals - New Jersey Swamp Devils vs. Hartford Whalers
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05-04-2013, 05:57 PM
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I'm not sure people realize how bad Fedorov's offense is for a first line center. The guy broke the VsX threshold of 80 just twice in his entire career, and broke 70 just 8 times, with six of those being in the 70s. Sid Abel broke 90 four times.
The thing with Fedorov is that he was elite defensively in addition to whatever offense he provides. Sid Abel is significantly better than Fedorov as a guy who can help lead an ATD offense, which is normally what you want from your first liners, especially centers
I see Fedorov as a very good second line two-way center or someone who can play on the first line as something of a "glue guy" as long as he's not counted on to help carry the offense. And that's how Hartford is using him and I think it's a great fit. But no, I don't think Fedorov is particularly close to deserving special attention from the opposing team's checkers at the ATD level.
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