Getty ImagesDaniel Alfredsson returns to Ottawa on Sunday for the first time since declaring that the Detroit Red Wings have a better shot at winning the Stanley Cup.
Granted, he looks like a soothsayer on that declaration: Detroit has 33 points and is fourth in the Atlantic Division, while the Ottawa Senators are mired in sixth with 24 points, the fifth-lowest total in the conference.
We all know what led him to that decision: The contractual slight from the Senators when Alfredsson made his financial demands planted the seed for his departure; the courtship from Ken Holland provided the push he needed; and then by the time the Senators presented a blank check, Alfredsson was ready to tell owner Eugene Melnyk to stuff it.
Now he’s back in Ottawa for the first time; so what will the reaction be for him?
“I think the biggest thing I looked forward to coming back was probably seeing friends and meeting people and the game is what it’s going to be,” he told the Canadian Press. “It’s a division rivalRead More »from Daniel Alfredsson returns to Ottawa; how will Sens fans react?