Columbus takes out the trash: Fedorov traded to the Capitals, Foote goes back to the AVs

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The Caps seem to have an unquenchable thirst for overrated Euros long past their prime. The people who saw Jaromir Jagr as a good long-term contract play have now brought in Sergei “Doesn’t anyone remember me?” Fedorov. Shown above in his 2001 mug shot after getting a DUI, there’s no doubt that Fedorov is who you want mentoring Alexander Ovechkin. We can see the two sitting down now after a practice:

Fedorov: “Tell me Alex. Why are you trying so hard? You have one of the longest contracts in NHL history.”
Ovechkin: “Da, da but um, er….”
Fedorov: “Trying so hard cannot get you more money. They’ll pay you either way. Take it from me, I’m 38 years old and I have never felt better. Why? ‘Cause I haven’t put in an honest shift in over 8 years.”

This is the kind of mentorship that they will gladly pay $5 million a year for in Washington.

The Avalanche are having a reunion it would seem—bringing back Adam Foote and resigning Petr Forsberg away from a Swedish Hospital Intramural team where he has been playing while recouperating from his 1,209th surgery on his ankley-m’bone. The Avs sit in 9th, and now they are… well more expensive and probably still sitting in 9th.

Still nothing from the Mightiest Team in the league…