The uncertainty surrounding Daniel Alfredsson’s playing days are like a scab that the some cannot resist picking.
Unfortunately, this insatiable desire to know exactly when Alfie will decide to pull the plug has been an ongoing process since his injury-marred 2010/11 season was cut short.
After overcoming back surgery and Wojtek Wolski’s precision-like blow to the head during the October 29th, 2011 game versus the Rangers, the questions of whether or not Alfie could still get it done play at a level that he was accustomed to have been overshadowed by concerns that his off-ice motivations (or lack thereof) could prompt the captain to retire.
Slated to earn $1-million in the final year of his 4-year frontloaded contract that carries an average cap hit of $4.875-million, would the money be a factor in his decision to return for another season? Would the allure of spending more time at home with his wife and children be too tempting to pass up? At thirty-nine years of age, c...