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Ruslan Fedotenko?

As Paul linked to on the site last night, the New York Rangers have invited left winger Ruslan Fedotenko training camp.

Fedotenko only posted 30 points in 80 games last season and was a -17 for the Pittsburgh Penguins. As such, the Penguins did not want to bring him back and now, the Blueshirts invite him to their training camp.

While Fedotenko is someone who can put up somewhat decent numbers, this move is questionable. First off, the team has a plethora of left wingers already in Sean Avery, Derek Boogaard, Alexander Frolov, Tim Kennedy, and Brandon Prust. Obviously, the question is - is there even room for him?

Secondly, while he is not all that old (31 years old) and had some good seasons/and playoff with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004, is he worth taking over a younger player’s potential spot?

All these questions will be answered in the coming weeks. I just find it curious - don’t you?

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cs6687's avatar

So true. Fedotenko has nothing left. And when a marginally talented player puts forth little effort, he’s worthless. He was one of the Penguins worst forwards last year, if not the worst. He might have a game here and there where he’s a factor, but for the most part, he’s a waste.

Posted by cs6687 on 09/11/10 at 01:37 PM ET

Tony's avatar

I can remember game after game that Malkin would give him absolutely SWEET feeds, only to see him flub it up….

Posted by Tony from Virginia Beach, VA on 09/11/10 at 07:22 PM ET

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