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"...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).
This is America. Here they show a happy face to the public and pretend to only say good things about each other.
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.