Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Прощай и спасибо, Сергей

Fedorov as a Blue Jacket
(from The JacketsBlog)
I'm a couple days late on this one, but it appears that former Blue Jackets forward Sergei Fedorov will be retiring from playing hockey to take over as general manager of the KHL's CSKA Moscow squad.

CSKA Moscow is the present-day incarnation of the classic Soviet Red Army team, which Fedorov played for before coming to the NHL and the Detroit "Red Army" Wings of the 1990's.

On a personal note, the presence of Fedorov on the roster got this former Red Wings fan into the Nationwide Arena seats.  That begat my CBJ fanhood, which got me into blogging about the team...and so on and so on.  So blame Fedorov for what you read here.

Seriously, congratulations to a sure-fire Hockey Hall of Famer on his great playing career.  Best of luck with CSKA Moscow!

2 comments:

  1. My first CBJ Jersey was a Fedorov Jersey. Nuff said!

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  2. I got a fedorov jersey... it so worn that it is opffcially retired from being worn anywhere now.

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