If you haven’t seen it already, check out Bill Clement’s opinion piece on NBC Sports.¬† Clement takes a look at Sergei Fedorov touching on his offensive and defensive play as well as his leadership role.
Fedorov has been enigmatic. When he was young, he was loner. But now his interaction with two young Russian stars with the Capitals ‚Äì Alexander Ovechkin and Alexander Semin ‚Äì has been terrific and even in the short time he’s been with Washington his influence on the two has been invaluable in their continued development.
What perhaps most rubs off on Ovechkin and Semin from Fedorov’s play is his commitment to team defense. He’s always been so responsible defensively and add to that the way he carries himself with such professionalism and his younger compatriots and other teammates have quite a role model in the 38-year-old.