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Morning Lines- On Sergei Fedorov

"A world-class talent, a great two-way player. Graceful, great hockey sense, great skill. He could bring you out of your seat when he was coming up the ice in full flight."

-Ken Holland

"His skating, his puck handling, his shot; he could do anything at an elite level. But certainly his skating ability was his best attribute, not just in straight out speed but in turning and stopping and starting and moving from side to side; to me he's one of the best skaters I've ever come across."

-Steve Yzerman

"Sergei said that to me several times, 'I knew I could trust you, that you would do the best things for my career. That's what I tried to do. I brought him into the office often. I talked to him often. He didn't understand everything at the beginning, but as time went on he got pretty good at it. He got to be a real good team guy. He didn't rock the boat. He performed."

-Bryan Murray

"He was strong everywhere. You go back to the old Russian days, when those guys trained year-round with their team … he always won all the awards for conditioning at training camp. He'd go do pullups, rip off 20 at one time, and go, 'OK, what's next?' He was such a great skater and he had that low-center-of-gravity skating stride. He had elite puck skills. He's one of the best players of all-time."

-Jim Nill

"He could skate like a defenseman, backwards, and he was so fast. He could move, get back and get pucks. He was still thinking as a forward when he was playing defense, but he could play that position well and he did."

-Nicklas Lidstrom

"He was the best player I've ever played with."

-Alex Ovechkin

Dan Rosen of NHL.com has much more on Fedorov.

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alwaysaurie's avatar

It’s a shame his banner isn’t already hanging.

A damn shame.

Posted by alwaysaurie on 11/06/15 at 10:05 AM ET

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Posted by alwaysaurie on 11/06/15 at 09:05 AM ET

Nah.

Posted by Garth on 11/06/15 at 01:14 PM ET

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