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90s Legends: Selanne, Fedorov, Jagr, et al (merged)

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02-17-2010, 12:54 PM
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90s Legends: Selanne, Fedorov, Jagr, et al (merged)

Even though he is no longer the man in my avatar (who was a top 5 player in the world at the time), Fedorov showed last night that he still has some magic left.

Being there in person behind the Latvian net, it was incredible to watch him laser a pass to Zaripov for Russia's first goal of the games.

Fedorov ended the night with 2 primary assists, a +2 rating and one big bone crunching hit in period 3. A good night for a great player. Here is to hoping for more of the same the rest of the way.

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I was always a fan of Fedorov and it was nice to see him play well last night.

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He is good but his last name is Fyodorov (F-i-o-dorof). Just respect a player's name.

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I wish he would have stayed in the NHL, but I also understand why he went to the KHL

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Good player? Yes.
Worth what he wanted? No.

Wish we could have held onto him but the amount he wanted was ridiculous.

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One of my favorite players to watch. It's amazing, I'm an American and for the majority of my hockey watching career, I thoroughly enjoyed Federov and now my favorite player is Datsyuk. I might be ready to throw a Czech in there though. David Krejci is making a case to be my player of the future.

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One of my favorite players to watch. It's amazing, I'm an American and for the majority of my hockey watching career, I thoroughly enjoyed Federov and now my favorite player is Datsyuk. I might be ready to throw a Czech in there though. David Krejci is making a case to be my player of the future.
Datsyuk does have a lot of Fedorov in him (and the two Selkes in common), and Krejci is one to keep an eye on for sure.

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I wish he would have stayed in the NHL, but I also understand why he went to the KHL
agree, I would still like to see him playing in the best league in the world though

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He is good but his last name is Fyodorov (F-i-o-dorof). Just respect a player's name.
Well he spells his own name Fedorov here in North America. There is no disrespect going on here.

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He is good but his last name is Fyodorov (F-i-o-dorof). Just respect a player's name.
I'm all for correct spelling of last names (we all know how bad the spellings can be for simple names around here) but I don't think it's fair to insinuate that some disrespect has been made by referring to a player by the name on his jersey.

For my interest, why is it that he decided to spell it different for the NHL?

*edit* TheCH beat me to it.

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Fedorov can still play but the word "great" is so overused in sports it's ridiculous. You don't have to say "great" every time you want to describe something positive about a player. There's probably 30-40 "great" players in the entire NHL.

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I didn't know he spelled it personally that way. Because it's incorrect. I thought it's usual simplification like Ovy or Kovy.

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Nothing more than 3rd liner in NHL today.

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I didn't know he spelled it personally that way. Because it's incorrect. I thought it's usual simplification like Ovy or Kovy.
Look at his jerseys when he played in the NHL...that's how it was spelled.

If it was wrong all those years, or if he was opposed, I'm sure he would have corrected it at some point.

No disrespect at all

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I didn't know he spelled it personally that way. Because it's incorrect. I thought it's usual simplification like Ovy or Kovy.
Yes thats the way he spells it himself. Even on the back of his Russian national jersey its spelled Fedorov for these Olympics. The jerseys of the 4 different nhl teams he played for said Fedorov on the back as well.

Here is a pic of him in a Russian national jersey, you can pick out the way its spelled:


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Fedorov was my absolute favourite player growing up! It's great to see him able to make Team Russia at age 40! He's had an awesome career!!!

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Imagine Bure was still able to play and on that team as well.

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Imagine Bure was still able to play and on that team as well.
pff. Would have destroyed the league. Too much talent on one line.

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Are there any reports on the interwebs today from Russia's practice? Did they have a practice, what happened, etc?

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He is good but his last name is Fyodorov (F-i-o-dorof). Just respect a player's name.
All "ё" in Russian surnames are spelled as "e" in hockey. Сёмин is Semin, not Syomin (what would be actually correct). However in names it's "yo". Remember when in summer Varlamov asked to change his name from Semen to Semyon?

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Fedorov was known for his exceptional skating, and at age 40 he's still smooth -- if not as quick as he once was -- on the ice.

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I know this could be argued but I believe the single greatest NHL season by a Russian player was Fedorov in 1993. I remember watching him and thinking no player had ever played such a complete game both defensively and offensively in the same season. He was only beat by Gretzky in points that year and was +48 to Wayne's -25. Winning the Selke and scoring 120 points is something that may never be accomplished again in the NHL.

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I know this could be argued but I believe the single greatest NHL season by a Russian player was Fedorov in 1993. I remember watching him and thinking no player had ever played such a complete game both defensively and offensively in the same season. He was only beat by Gretzky in points that year and was +48 to Wayne's -25. Winning the Selke and scoring 120 points is something that may never be accomplished again in the NHL.
I know exactly what you are talking about and I concur, this could very well be the best by a Russian of all time in the NHL.

It's this type of game that I admire. Complete dominant offensive force and a hound on the back end. Sure Fed could have probably another 25 or 30 points and sacrificed his defensive game, but he didn't.

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Yes thats the way he spells it himself. Even on the back of his Russian national jersey its spelled Fedorov for these Olympics. The jerseys of the 4 different nhl teams he played for said Fedorov on the back as well.

Here is a pic of him in a Russian national jersey, you can pick out the way its spelled:

That's how it's transliterated, but not pronounced. Big difference.

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Well he spells his own name Fedorov here in North America. There is no disrespect going on here.
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I'm all for correct spelling of last names (we all know how bad the spellings can be for simple names around here) but I don't think it's fair to insinuate that some disrespect has been made by referring to a player by the name on his jersey.

For my interest, why is it that he decided to spell it different for the NHL?

*edit* TheCH beat me to it.
On top of that, players tend to "Americanize" their last names in order to make it easier to spell and read. But in the Olympics, they have to go by actual official spellings.

When I was still in journalism, the Associated Press started to write stories for the 2006 games with the "Americanized" spellings of names. But then a day or two in, they issued a bulletin saying they had to use the International spellings, even if it's harder to spell than what we're used to.

Not sure if that has any bearing on the situation but I thought I'd toss that out there as an interesting tidbit.

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