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1 марта 1998 года.
Fedorov baffled by the money game

 DETROIT (AP) -- Sergei Fedorov has played hockey for 100 rubles. Now he's playing for $38 million. But Fedorov says the pay doesn't make any difference when he's on the ice: The game is the thing. 
 Fedorov missed most of the NHL season in a contract dispute with the Red Wings that ended Thursday when Detroit matched the Carolina Hurricanes' six-year, $38 million contract offer to the holdout forward. 
 The 28-year-old practiced with the team Friday and drew more boos than cheers when he took the ice against the Florida Panthers that night. He was not a significant factor in Detroit's 3-1 win. 
 Fedorov said he realizes the money is a problem for many fans. And even he has difficulty comprehending the big numbers. 
 "How much is enough? That's the question," Fedorov said. "Money and dollar signs don't make sense to me. Believe me, in this world, in North America, money means something after you get off the ice, and you go do your things. 
 "When you're on the ice, it's never really the thing. I've played for 100 rubles. But it's a big sum, no question. I understand that." 
 Those 100 Russian rubles may fetch about $17 on the international exchange. His current contract includes a $14 million signing bonus. 
 "I'll probably just put it away, invest it somewhere," Fedorov said. "Make it work for me when I am done. Plus, I have my parents and my brother. I like to support them as much as I can." 
 Fedorov said he is eager to regain favor with the fans. 
 "I want to get all of them back," he said. "It's so important because they are the people who watch. The communication goes both ways. They support the team so much. Fans all over the world are nice, but these are the fans you want, the ones in Detroit. 
 "They brought us up to the next level. Like I said, they're entitled to their own opinion because they pay big bucks to see this show." 
 He said the fans are not the only ones with whom he has strained relations. 
 Fellow Russians Igor Larionov, Vyacheslav Fetisov and Vyacheslav Kozlov criticized him during the holdout. 
 "We're all grownups, I guess," he said. "I just wish for one minute they could not have made those comments public. Then everything now would be normal. I guess it will take some time. But it will eventually come back to normal." 

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12 июня. Уживется ли Федоров-средний с Браяном Бурком?

25 июля. Сергей Федоров: "Нам все отрезали и обрубили" - Спорт-Экспресс

22 февраля. Сергей Федоров: "Ностальгия по России есть. Ностальгии по хоккею нет" - Спорт-Экспресс.

15 декабря. Сергей Федоров: "Был готов отдать Бэттмэну $2.000.000. Не помогло" - Спорт-Экспресс

14 декабря. Сергей Федоров: Больше волосы не крашу - "Советский Спорт"

11 декабря. Центрфорвард «Анахайма» Сергей Федоров: Хочу играть в России. Но не могу // "Советский Спорт"

13 августа. Федоров, Буре-младший официально отказались от участия на Кубке Мира. 

5 марта. Сергей Федоров - "Вскоре буду выбирать между Суперлигой и ВХА" - Спорт-Экспресс


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