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Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson is one of the most well-respected veterans in the NHL. The 40-year-old has more than 400 goals and 1,000 points in his 16-year career. When Alfredsson talks, people listen. That’s what makes his most recent comments such a major concern for Senators fans.
Ottawa dug itself into a 3-1 hole against the Pittsburgh Penguins with an embarrassing 7-3 loss in Game 4 on Wednesday night. After the game, reporters asked a frustrated Alfredsson if he believes the Senators can win three straight to take the series.
“Probably not,” he said, via Erin Nicks of NHL.com. ”I mean, with their depth and power play right now, you know, it doesn’t look too good.”
That’s certainly an honest and realistic assessment, but it’s one a team would be better off hearing from the media than its captain. In reality, Alfredsson was probably just furious with the way his team had played. Still, his message was a powerful one.
“When you look at what we did...
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Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson isn’t giving up hope just yet, but he certainly knows it won’t be tough for his team to come back in their series with the Penguins.
Alfredsson made news following Game 4 on Wednesday night when he replied with “probably not” after being asked whether or not he thought the Senators could come back and win after being down 3-1 with a 7-3...
The Ottawa Senators had the opportunity to pull even with the top-seeded Penguins on Wednesday, but they were instead handed a demoralizing 7-3 loss on their home ice.
The rout gave Pittsburgh a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals, raising the question of whether or not the Sens have a chance to come back against a high-flying Penguins squad led by the NHL’s...
Wow. This is more than a little awkward. As a hockey player and as a captain, I always assumed it would be impossible to criticize Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson. He's the prototypical perfect hockey player, a great team guy... and he just completely threw his whole squad under the bus.
When asked in a media scrum after the Senators' 7-3 loss to the Pittsburgh...
Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson was forechecking in the Pittsburgh Penguins zone when he collided with defenseman Mark Eaton and his foot slammed into the boards. The force caused the steel of his skate to pop out and resulted in some comical video of Alfredsson falling on the ice and then hopping to the bench. Alfredsson had no clue the steel had popped out of his...
Oh hey look Alfie said he his statements about "probably not coming coming back," were taken out of context. [ NESN ]
Alfredsson did say, however, that he wasn’t ready to give up on the team. He reiterated that Thursday, just a few hours after making the postgame comments. “There’s no denying we’re in tough,” Alfredsson said, according to NHL.com’s Arpon...
I really hope Daniel “Probably Not” Alfredsson wins the Mark Messier Leadership award so we can all laugh at that dumb award.
— Bower Power (@So_Truculent) May 23, 2013
The Pittsburgh Penguins are a solid hockey team. They became even more solid when they stopped playing the sieve known as Marc-Andre Fleury after an abysmal first round against the New York Islanders.
Do you know what that sound is, Mr. Alfredsson? That is the sound of inevitability.Daniel Alfredsson had seemingly given up.When asked if the Senators had a chance to win three straight games versus this Penguins team, Alfie responded,“Probably not.” While this refreshingly brutal honesty may come as a surprise, it’s not really that surprising. The question had been asked...
So top ten things you don't want to hear from your captain after a tough loss? This is all ten:
Alfie when asked if they can come back. "Probably not. They have too much depth." #Sens
— Erin Nicks (@erinnicks) May 23, 2013
You hear of hockey players losing “an edge” all the time. Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson lost both edges Wednesday night in Ottawa as his skate blade fell off during Game 4 against the Penguins.
Alfredsson hit Pittsburgh’s Mark Eaton behind the net when the heel of his skate got wedged between the ice and the boards. The blade was knocked right out of his skate...
Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson isn't quite ready for the traditional season-ending handshake.
Yet he knows if the Senators can't find a way to slow down slow down the Pittsburgh Penguins, it's coming soon.
The Penguins grabbed a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals with a 7-3 rout on Wednesday night, leading Alfredsson to offer Ottawa...
Following the Pittsburgh Penguins convincing win over Ottawa Senators in game 4, the Senators looked defeated. Daniel Alfredsson’s comments aside, the overall demeanor and body language spoke of a team ready to wave the white flag. My question to you is can the Sens come back against the Penguins, or have they already given up? [...]
With a 6-2 win over the Ottawa Senators, the Pittsburgh Penguins move on to the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Senators had a tough time finding any momentum and now many will ask if Daniel Alfredsson has played his last NHL game.
A 7-3 loss at home, and most of the attention over the next 24 to 48 hours will focus on the post-game reactions from captain Daniel Alfredsson and head coach Paul MacLean.
For those who don’t feel inclined to watch the video, Alfredsson was asked by a reporter whether the Senators could come back from a three games to one series deficit.
“Probably not. With their...
After the 1st period of last night's Pens/Sens game, Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed the Morrow goal, how to defend 2-on-1 breaks, Daniel Alfredsson, what the Blackhawks need to start doing and a few other topics.
Also, if you missed the end of the game last night, watch below the last minute of play, the handshakes and a Crosby interview. Continue reading...
After a win in Game 3, the Ottawa Senators are confident they can tie their series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Senators trail the Penguins 2-1 in their Eastern Conference semifinal series heading into Game 4 Wednesday.
''The next game is the biggest game of the year, that's the way it is,'' Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson said. ''No matter...