Once a month, C Magazine sits down with a prominent Columbus figure to discuss how they spend their time out of the office and between paychecks. This month, we chilled with the coolest cat in Columbus, Blue Jacket superstar and ice hockey legend Sergei Fedorov.
C Magazine: If the best offense is a good defense, what is the best defense?
Sergei Fedorov: Be strong one on one.
C Magazine: If you could hire any one person in history to assassinate any other person in history, whom would you hire to assassinate whom?
Fedorov: I’d hire Jack Nicholson to assassinate Stalin.
C Magazine: Browns or Bengals?
Fedorov: Bengals. I know Eric Steinbach. I drank lemon drop shots with him in Miami on vacation.
C Magazine: I’ve always been a sucker for…?
Fedorov: The good game of golf.
C Magazine: Your secret dream is to…?
Fedorov: Be a football star [soccer].
C Magazine: Rate Columbus’ love for hockey on a scale from 1-10.
Fedorov: Definitely a 9.
C Magazine: If you could trade shoes with any other athlete, who would it be?
Fedorov: Michael Schumacher.
C Magazine: First hockey poster on your wall was of…?
Fedorov: Soviet Union had no posters back then. I had a picture, though, of Sergei Makarov.
C Magazine: When did a game become a sport?
Fedorov: When I was 15.
C Magazine: Favorite Restaurant in Columbus?
Fedorov: Hyde Park Steakhouse, for sure.
C Magazine: Do you miss the fact that there is no 4th quarter in hockey?
Fedorov: No. Three is enough the way I play.
C Magazine: What’s the last thing you bought for $50? $500? $5000? $500,000?
Fedorov: These UGGs I got at T.J. Maxx [pointing to his feet]. The tint on my Maserati. A watch. It’s actually $650,000—an Enzo Ferrari.
C Magazine: Are you a wolf or a rabbit?
Fedorov: A wolf. I used to be a rabbit.