Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 8/6/12

PITTSBURGH - MAY 08: Forward Sergei Fedorov #91 of the Washington Capitals waits for a face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Mellon Arena on May 8, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Sergei Fedorov is one of the greatest Red Wings in the history of the franchise. Nobody can deny that. Fedorovs three Stanley Cups, Hart Trophy, Lester B. Pearson Award, two Selke trophies and numerous All-Star teams accomplished in a Detroit uniform have earned him Red Wings immortality. Once you toss in Sergeis 954 points in 908 games and his 163 points in 162 playoff games as a Red Wing, well, you get the picture. There should be zero doubt about his status in Hockeytown. But there is. For every positive, there's always a negative when it comes to Fedorov. His sometimes questionable effort and rejection of the Wings' five-year, 50 million contract offer in favor of bolting for Anaheim in 2003 are why he's a leper to many Red Wings fans. Actually, its much simpler than that -- Fedorov is not Steve Yzerman, and that's always been the rub. Whatever Fedorov achieved, it was never good enough because he wasnt STEVIE. Fedorov felt it, and Yzerman knew it. Yet, together they we...
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