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07-23-2012, 06:44 PM
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Sergei Fedorov the defenseman?

Do you think he would have made a good top 4 dman if he wasnt drafted as a centre? He a few times played D for Bowman when they were injured on defense.

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Call me crazy but I never really liked him back there. I was never a Red Wings fan but either way I thought he was better suited for center. Yeah, yeah I know, if I never knew any better I'd probably think he was a perfect fit for defensemen. I just don't think he is any better on defense than what we saw at center.

But to his credit, he did do well when called upon and that's a nice attribute

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Fedorov could have easily been a top 4 d-man.....might have even made an all-star appearance or two.

But, like Big Phil said, Fedorov the center was much better than Fedorov the d-man.

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Fedorov could have easily been a top 4 d-man.....might have even made an all-star appearance or two.

But, like Big Phil said, Fedorov the center was much better than Fedorov the d-man.
Agreed. While it is nice he was capable of playing defense he was much more effective at center.

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He a few times played D for Bowman when they were injured on defense.
I think it was actually more of a punishment than an injury replacement situation. And/or an attempt at motivating him. I remember reporters asking him if he'd been demoted--he instead claimed that he actually really enjoyed playing D, but it wasn't clear to me if he meant it or was just being diplomatic.

Regardless, he was such a phenomenal skater that it ended up being an easy transition for him anyway.

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I think it was actually more of a punishment than an injury replacement situation. And/or an attempt at motivating him. I remember reporters asking him if he'd been demoted--he instead claimed that he actually really enjoyed playing D, but it wasn't clear to me if he meant it or was just being diplomatic.

Regardless, he was such a phenomenal skater that it ended up being an easy transition for him anyway.
Bowman would sometimes put him on defense during a power play if memory serves.

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