Saturday, 28 December 2013

Aren't You Retired?

No, you're not seeing a doppleganger in that CSKA Moscow jersey, readers. That is the 44 year-old Sergei Fedorov in full gear for the Red Army team at the Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland. The Russian legend decided to suit up for the club at the Spengler Cup as they are down a few bodies due to injury. Also, there's that NHL Alumni Game coming up, but the team needed his services to ice a full team!

Fedorov hasn't looked out of place since foregoing retirement to play against both the Rochester Americans and Geneve-Servette for CSKA Moscow, but he certainly isn't the dominating force he once was. I wouldn't expect him to be a force at 44 either, but he's taking a regular shift as a centerman and the team's GM.

If nothing else, Fedorov showed that he can still play at a high level, and that should bode well for the Alumni Game on December 31 unless CSKA Moscow advances to the Spengler Cup Final. Fedorov may have to stay with the team to help them if they were to find themselves in the final. But if CSKA Moscow is eliminated before the final, let it be known that Fedorov can still skate with the best of them!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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