Did Daniel Alfredsson Make the Right Call by Leaving Ottawa Senators?

July 9th, 2013 by Steve Silverman Leave a reply »
He is the most beloved player in the history of the Ottawa Senators franchise. However, that didn't stop Daniel Alfredsson from closing out his time with the Senators and signing with the Detroit Red Wings.

It was not easy for Alfredsson, because he had been playing with the Senators since his rookie season of 1995-96, the fourth season in the franchise's history.

Alfie was the beloved face of the Ottawa franchise. Few thought the 40-year-old superstar would ever leave the team, even if he had never won the Stanley Cup with them. Alfredsson is obviously near the end of his career and it seemed that he would play out his last year or two with the Sens.

But he made a decision that could have a lasting impact on his legacy.

He decided that having a chance to play for the Stanley Cup was more important than leaving on a good note in Ottawa. He was courted by the Detroit Red Wings and the Boston Bruins, and he decided to call Detroit his home.

There have been other players who have left their longtime teams to win a Stanley Cup before. One of the most notable is Ray Bourque, who had played stellar defense for the Boston Bruins from ...

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