Detroit Red Wings Need to Move Forward Without Daniel Alfredsson

October 9th, 2014 by Tom Urtz Jr. Leave a reply »

The Detroit Red Wings opened up the season with a gutsy 2-1 win against the Boston Bruins, and they did it without their leading scorer. That player is Daniel Alfredsson. The sensational Swede scored 49 points for the Wings last season, as did Niklas Kronwall, but “Alfie” did it in 11 fewer games.

Alfredsson isn’t signed to a contract, as his back gave out on him as he attempted to join the Wings for training camp in September, according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press. At this point it remains unclear whether or not Alfredsson will return for a 19th season, but no matter what the case is, the Red Wings should just move on without him.

It seems harsh, but in the words of Don Corleone from the critically acclaimed film The Godfather, “It isn’t personal, it’s strictly business.”

While Alfredsson has the potential to be an asset to the team while healthy, at this stage of his career his health is something in constant flux. The offensive winger will turn 42 in December, and although other players like Jaromir Jagr are still ...

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