DETROIT -- As they were about to be introduced to the crowd at Comerica Park on Tuesday, Sergei Fedorov and Brendan Shanahan were standing side by side in the Detroit Tigers dugout.
Each was a little apprehensive, not knowing what to expect.
"It's funny," Shanahan said, "we were one right after the other (being introduced), and Sergei said to me, 'Do you think they're going to boo me?'
"I said, 'I was just thinking the same thing about me. Why would they boo you?' And he said, âWhy would they boo you?'
"So I guess we were both thinking about it a little bit, but hey."
Shanahan's apprehension stems from being the Discipline Czar of the NHL. He hands down player suspensions, which makes him the target of the fans' ire.
Fedorov's fears were more rooted in his career in Detroit, where he was a superstar but not the darling of Hockeytown.
And after he turned down a $40 million contract offer from the Wings and signed essentially the same deal with Anaheim, he was booed every time he to...