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Fedorov, pick to Jackets for Wright, Beauchemin

 

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The Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday acquired six-time All-Star forward Sergei Fedorov and a fifth-round pick in the 2006 draft from the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.

 

 

Fedorov heads to Columbus for center Tyler Wright and defenseman Francois Beauchemin.

 

 

Fedorov played only five games for the Ducks after battling a groin injury that originally took him out of the lineup on Oct. 10. He returned to the ice Saturday and has just one assist on the season.

 

 

"Sergei Fedorov is one of the league's most gifted players and a proven winner who will bring tremendous experience, speed and playmaking abilities to our lineup," Jackets GM Doug MacLean said in a statement.

 

 

Fedorov joined the Mighty Ducks in 2003 after spending his first 13 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, where he won three Stanley Cups.

 

 

The Blue Jackets needed a boost to their lineup after a disappointing 5-13-0 start. Expectations were high after the team acquired Adam Foote and Bryan Berard, but they've been slow to adjust to the new, faster NHL game.

 

 

Columbus has also battled without young star Rick Nash, who has played only three games this season because of injuries.

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I just have to ask...where were the Panthers on this? Nieuwendyk's career is in jeopardy and the Panthers are dropping like flies...plus the cap room is there with this team to take the hit. I know the Panthers don't need another center, but Jokinen could slide to the wing and Hagman can move down on the depth charts.

 

Either way, trading season is open for business...from all I've gathered, the Devils are the next to make a move with Elias' return nearing, they're going to need cap-room. Plus, Mogilny was a healthy scratch twice a week or two ago...watch that one. :mischief2

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There's no way the Ducks would just give him up like that, and it's not like he was being grossly overpaid and has a massive contract that they needed to dump considering the new salary cap.

 

The Ducks must know something we don't, that groin injury must be a little worse than all of us have been lead to believe. But if i'm wrong, then great job by the Blue Jacket's, with Rick Nash out for who knows how long and all the other problems, they desperately needed a guy like Federov.

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There's no way the Ducks would just give him up like that, and it's not like he was being grossly overpaid and has a massive contract that they needed to dump considering the new salary cap.

 

The Ducks must know something we don't, that groin injury must be a little worse than all of us have been lead to believe. But if i'm wrong, then great job by the Blue Jacket's, with Rick Nash out for who knows how long and all the other problems, they desperately needed a guy like Federov.

 

 

It's more about the second year of the deal, and a total of $9 million in savings. This is nothing more than a dump, and $4.5 million in cap saving this season and next.

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