Fedorov Out of Anaheim?

Sportsnet’s Hockey Hearsay reports There are rumours circulating that Mighty Ducks of Anaheim want to deal Sergei Fedorov.

As Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports, apparently the Ducks weren’t thrilled with Fedorov’s contribution last season.

Some NHL front-office people insist he has been offered around in a trade because the Mighty Ducks desperately want to get rid of his contract. But it’s because of that contract that Fedorov won’t be rejoining the Wings or finding his way to another team. He and the Ducks are stuck with each other unless he is traded.

After this season, the remaining three years of Fedorov’s contract with the Ducks (worth approximately $25 million) are at his option.


22 Responses to Fedorov Out of Anaheim?

  1. Rancid says:

    I can guarantee if this gets any bigger first rumor has him going to the leafs….lol

    How bout this deal for the habs…



    1st Rounder



  2. tmeyers says:

    I think there is a very good chance Federov might end up in MTL. Although the Habs / Federov rumours have been circulating about him (as the alternate for Yzerman) since Savard offered Holland Muller & Schneider for him some 10+ yrs ago (I believe there was a Patrick Roy contract snafu that wouldnt allow Feds salary on the team).

    I think now would be the best time to deal for him.

  3. habswinthecup-again says:

    That is not even funny.

  4. Furlong19 says:

    They’ll stick with Federov one more year, and see what happens. Federov was not the reason for the Ducks’ crappy season, it was Giguere. I can see Giguere having a stellar rebound season, just like Theodore had this past season after the horrible season following the hart trophy season.

  5. PayUpSucka says:

    I agree. This guy had been awesome his whole career. He had decent numbers last year after a slow start. I’d like to see him go back to Detroit after Yzerman retires.

  6. greengiant says:

    Anaheim is going to have a hell of a time finding a return that will satisfy them. Fedorov’s contract is horrible, the second worst in the league I’d say (first goes to Yashin). The rest of Fedorov’s contract looks like this:

    04-05: $6,000,000

    05-06: $8,000,000 // Player option

    06-07: $8,000,000 // Player option

    07-08: $8,000,000 // Player option

    Who would be willing to give up any sort of valuable asset for a guy who gets paid an average of $7.5 million over the next four years? That’s not even taking into account the uncertainty of the CBA. Also, there’s no guarantee that they’ll have Fedorov for those 3 option years (it’s clearly obvious he will pick up those options though, since he’d never get that kind of dough as a UFA again, but Anaheim cannot guarantee that). So you’re either trading for a player that’s gonna be with you for 1 season, or a player that’s gonna be with you for 4 seasons and cost you $30 million in the process.

    Anyway, if Fedorov can be had for the right price, expect Ottawa to be a frontrunner for his services. They’ve got Bryan Murray (coached Fedorov in DET when he first entered the league in the early 90’s), whom Fedorov holds in the highest respect. Murray, Anaheim’s former GM, was one of the main reasons Fedorov signed with the Ducks. The Sens also have a glaring need for a #1 centre, and an owner who is willing to do what it takes to win the big one. Muckler has stated that he will not sign any UFAs until the CBA gets in place, so if any deal is to happen with Ottawa and Anaheim, it would be after the new CBA is in place. Not like any other teams would really want to pick up on his salary before the new CBA anyway.

  7. PayUpSucka says:

    Wow!! His salary structure is gross.

    Ottawa would be the logical choice, but it’s going to hard for any team to eat that salary. I’m guessing the sens would have to part with a Spezza type player.

  8. desertdog says:

    As much as it would be nice to get Feds back in Detroit, the Wings are like a girlfriend you’ve cheated on……..it would take a miracle to get on that ride again

  9. desertdog says:

    Federov’s last season isn’t too surprising….it usally takes almost a whole season to get acclimated to new players and a new system (esp. for forwards)….he got better towards the end of the season and (I agree with you) will probably have a much better season this year…….if he gets the chance

  10. Rancid says:

    so i assume ur against it?

    What’s wrong with that deal?

  11. Rancid says:

    What’s Yashin’s contract?

    Other contracts that I know are bad are Keith Tkachuk and Bill Guerin’s

    Jagr’s was bad until 1/2 of it got paid….

  12. CupBoundFlyers says:

    operation ivy was better….

  13. BlueOrangeWhite says:

    If the Ducks are willing to pick up some of federov’s contract, i’d go for:

    Federov to the Islanders for Hamrlik, Peca, and Asham.

  14. Lint07 says:

    whoa! You just gained some points in my book there, pal as I am the biggest Rancid/Operation Ivy fan ever.

  15. PayUpSucka says:

    LOL. Good one.

  16. Rancid says:

    My fav band is actually AFI

    1. AFI

    2. Rancid

    3. Bad Religion

  17. Flyaz says:

    So Peca and Asham combined make about 5 million next season, combine that with the 3.5 – 4 million Hamrlik probably want and you have at the very least 8 million in payroll. Then they can pick up let say half of Federov’s outrageous contract, so all in all it would cost them about 11 million next season to get rid of Federov and about 6 million to keep him. Getting rid of him makes sense to me.

  18. will says:

    i can’t believe Detroit isn’t interested, they were offering more to Fedorov, i think this guy can be had for a song and dance, with the ducks picking up a big part of his contract, Ken Holland is stupid if he gives Ottawa, or the Avs a chance to land him, but after seeing what his contract pays, as laid out in previous posts, the Ducks took it in the can, and if holland was offering him more before he signed with the Ducks, he should call Sergei up and thank him for not signing with Detroit.

  19. bruinfan37 says:

    Fedorov didn’t want to stay in Detroit, why the hell would they trade for him and pay him 8 mil?

    No team will trade for a player when he doesn’t want to be there

  20. will says:

    did sergei tell you he didn’t want to be in Detroit? and i said the ducks will pick up a large part of his contract that being said why would detroit pay him $8 mill???? and if sergei wouldn’t go back to detroit, why would the ducks offer him back? your comment is stupid

  21. NHLkid says:

    As If

    Its More like this,

    To Mtl:Fedorov

    To Det:Markov, Huet, 1st Rounder

  22. NHLkid says:

    Who would pay that?

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