Friday, November 18, 2005

The FedFed files

Late last night, Sidearm Delivery posted a very interesting interview with Fedor Fedorov that was given to Russian publication Sport Express (original interview source, in Russian, is here). The transcript is most compelling for how openly the younger brother of the recently traded Sergei talks about his dislike for Anaheim Mighty Ducks GM Brian Burke:
I figured [Sergei being traded] would happen. The fact is that Brian Burke is now the general manager of Anaheim. Let me say that Burke himself, in all the years with Vancouver, did not contribute with my development in this stage of my career. It also seems that he has a preconceived notion of players with the name "Fedorov"...

This is America. Here they show a happy face to the public and pretend to only say good things about each other.
You wouldn't think a guy who has played a grand total of 18 NHL games could be controversial, but there it is. At least the pair aren't singing any more (I hope).

Kudos to Brushback, who must have a Russian translator in his closet or something as he's quickly becoming 'the source' for these sorts of things.


At 10:00 p.m., November 18, 2005, Blogger Brushback said...

Thanks for the mention, James! A Russian in the closet-- now there's a notion that used to be scary (in Cold War-era America, that is), just like the Soviet hockey teams used to be fearsome in international play... now the Russians can barely get a medal, if that.

At 3:07 p.m., November 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Russia is the only team to medal at the last two Olympics and won gold twice this century at the World Juniors.

At 6:10 p.m., November 19, 2005, Blogger Brushback said...

Well, their international record of the past decade or so hardly compares to the nearly four decades prior to that, which is the point I was making.

At 7:22 p.m., November 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is what you should have said.;)

At 7:23 p.m., November 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

btw, those chicks are hot.


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