Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Fedorov A Capital

The Washington Capitals seem to have a Russian connection because here comes another. Sergei Fedorov was acquired by the Caps for prospect Theo Ruth. Fedorov was one of those buzz words that had been circling around the Capitals for a few years actually. I thought with the Viktor Kozlov was picked up, that was the end of that. But McPhee will bring in another skilled veteran to help out up front.

Fedorov may have seen his best years behind him and I am sure GMGM is hoping that having him play with some fellow countrymen in the line up should energize him.

Here's the skinny: Sergei Fedorov is in his final year of a 5 year $40 million dollar contract and he looks to be a temporary fix to the loss of veteran players. I don't see the Caps resigning Fedorov and I wouldn't be surprised that he is on his last legs. He should be able to come in and fit in with his smooth skating style and puck moving skills. He was also a big part of the sweep of the Capitals back in 1998 in the Stanley Cup Finals. The foe is now a friend.

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