Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/20/14
When Sergei Fedorov was hired as CSKA Moscow's general manager last summer as part of a Vladimir Putin's impetus to rejuvenate Moscow's professional hockey teams, and coming with Fedorov's hiring was an infusion of cash via a sponsorship deal with Russia's second-largest oil and natural gas giant, Rosneft (the largest oil and natural gas company, Gazprom, is a sponsor of both the KHL and SKA St. Petersburg, whose GM and KHL commissioner Alex Medvedev happens to sit on Gazprom's board of directors). Fedorov made it very clear at the time that he was not necessarily retiring at the age of 42 (he's now 43) and the intonation from the Russian press was that Fedorov would make a curtain call with CSKA at some point during the 2012-13 season as he'd "turned pro" with the one-time powerhouse of Russian hockey as a 16-year-old. Continue reading "Sergei Fedorov likely to take a bow with CSKA Moscow"
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