5. Sergei Fedorov — Caps fans didn't see the center at his best last season, but Fedorov has 1,146 career points and is headed to the Hall of Fame.Oh, and if you're as outraged as I was that Nikolai Volkoff didn't make the list, it's because he was apparently born in Yugoslavia (which shatters my belief in the veracity of all things professional wrestling).
6. Alex Ovechkin — Caps fans have seen the best of Ovechkin, and his prime is yet to come. Ovechkin won a slew of awards for his scoring dominance, and he may be atop this list in five years.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
TWT's Top 10 Russian-Born Athletes
'Tis the season for lists, I suppose, and the WTimes gets into the act with its list of the top ten Russian-born athletes (in honor of U.S. gold-medal gymnast and Moscow-born friend of Deion Sanders, Nastia Liukin). Two of the top six are locals: