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Fedorov ready to become No. 1 center

Updated: August 21, 2003, 3:41 AM ET
Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Sergei Fedorov wanted a more significant role. The Anaheim Mighty Ducks needed a go-to guy.

Fedorov and his new team seem a perfect match.

The star from Russia had played in the shadow of Steve Yzerman during 13 years in Detroit, where he had spent his entire NHL career. Fedorov also believed he would be more effective if he got more playing time than the 20 minutes, 41 seconds he averaged under Red Wings coach Dave Lewis last season.

"I wanted ...

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