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Fantasy Update

Jul 26, 2014
Rotoworld
Veteran forward Daniel Alfredsson, 41, will decide in late August whether to return to the Detroit Red Wings for another season or retire.
Rotoworld Jul 26, 2014

Daniel Alfredsson to decide future in August - Daniel Alfredsson (W) Detroit Red Wings

Veteran forward Daniel Alfredsson, 41, will decide in late August whether to return to the Detroit Red Wings for another season or retire.
Silver Seven Jul 18, 2014
Five Thoughts For Friday

Five Thoughts For Friday

Thinking a bit about jersey numbers, the captainship, and Ottawa's youth 1.  I've seen a bit of chat about jersey numbers recently, since David Legwand couldn't pick his traditional number 11, because it will eventually be retired for some Daniel Alfredsson guy. It's funny, because essentially, jersey numbers should be meaningless. They hardly even serve a purpose these days, except maybe to distinguish Jamie Benn from Jordie Benn. And yet, so much superstition follows them. You get guys like Dan Cleary changing to 71 so Alfie can wear number 11. Kyle Turris changing to number 7 when he...
Silver Seven Jul 14, 2014

Spezza and Alfredsson: Contrasting Departures

Two captains have left two years in a row from the Senators. That train of thought can be misleading, though, as the circumstances surrounding their departures are very different. This summer, Jason Spezza requested a trade, and the hockey world said, "Not again!" After all, everyone remembered the moment that shocked the Ottawa Senators only a year earlier: Daniel Alfredsson, leaving the only team he'd ever known to play for the Red Wings. People started painting Spezza with that brush, or even the brush of Dany Heatley, the biggest Sens villain since Yashin. The thing is that as a...
Silver Seven Jul 9, 2014
The Spezza Trade: Paralysis and the Way Back

The Spezza Trade: Paralysis and the Way Back

This post isn't really about Jason Spezza. It's actually about me. Sorry for the indulgence. I've been trying to write something about Jason Spezza since before the trade. Some sort of summation, a wrap of his time in the capital. But it wasn't working. I thought it was because I was trying to write about an ending before it had officially taken place. If Daniel Alfredsson's departure illustrated anything, it was that the manner of leaving can matter a great deal. And then the Spezza trade happened. But I couldn't write anything. Alex Chiasson and some prospects and a pick. The return...

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