Was the Fedorov trade a bust?

In 17 games this year, Sergei Fedorov has 1 goal and 5 assists for 1+5=6 points. The former Selke winner is a -3. (-1 with Anaheim, which is +1 as a team and -2 with Columbus, which is -6 since his arrival). His salary is $6.08M this year.

He was traded to Columbus for a package that includes Francois Beauchemin (and Tyler Wright, and, really also Todd Marchant). Beauchemin has 2 goals and 4 assists for 2+6=6 points. The defenseman is +2 since coming to the Ducks, but he is -2 for the year. His salary this year is a whopping $500,000 this year.

In addition, the Ducks received former first round pick and grinder, Tyler Wright, and, through a waiver, Todd Marchant, who, along with Sammi Pahlsson provides the Ducks with the solid checking corps they were lacking.

The trade has seemed to have a salient effect on the Ducks, who have a winning record since the trade. I’m not sure if there were issues with Fedorov, but the team is clearly now Scott Niedermayer’s, and with the renaissance of Teemu Selanne, this team is back in the hunt for the playoffs.

No, they aren’t going to be an elite team as I had thought when they acquired Niedermayer, but with the cap room that they opened up letting Fedorov go, they are in a good position to acquire the missing pieces up front. (Doug Weight?)