June 25, 2009
Farewell, Sergei Fedorov
Reports out of Russia have Sergei Fedorov going home to finish his amazing hockey career.
The 39 year old has signed a two year deal with Metallurg Magnitogorsk, reportedly for just under $2 million per season. Fedor Fedorov plays there, which apparently is a big drawing card. According to agent Pat Brisson, Fedorov wanted to fulfill his father’s life-long wish of seeing his sons play on the same team.
And so likely ends the NHL career of another great hockey player. Is he Hall of Fame Worthy? We've already had that debate, and I am firmly of the opinion that he is.
Which brings up an interesting point. The 2002 Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings team may have as many as 11 Hall of Famers when all is said and done:
Already In - Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull, Luc Robitaille, Igor Larionov
Locks - Nicklas Lidstrom, Dominik Hasek, Chris Chelios
Possibles - Sergei Fedorov, Brendan Shanahan, Chris Osgood, Pavel Datsyuk
That folks is amazing!
How many of those players do you see making the final cut? Including Fedorov, I see 8, with the younger Datsyuk on good course for inclusion so far as well. Will Shanny or Ozzie make it?