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Fed is playing horrible hockey right now. He's always out of position and has been a huge defensive liability this year.
He has 9 goals in 991 minutes of ice time this year and he's spent the entire year on Malkin's line. Let me put that another way, he's spent the entire year on the same line with a guy who is one of the best playmakers in hockey. He's spent the ENTIRE year on a line with a guy that was 23rd in 06-07, 6th in 07-08, and 1st in 08-09 in assists.
He's averaging a goal every 110 minutes of ice time and he doesn't even kill penalties. Mike Rupp is averaging a goal every 53 minutes. Mike Rupp, a guy who has 39 goals on his career is producing more than 2x as many goals per minute of ice time as Fedetekno. The team would incrementally improve if Fedetekno just quit hockey. His poor play is the reason the Penguins have not taken that next leap. And by the way, even in spite of Fedetenko's horrible play, Malkin still leads the Pens in assists to this point in the season.
I don't know how the guy can be worse, but it's awful