from Ian Mendes of Sportsnet,
Bryan Murray doesn’t understand all the commotion surrounding Daniel Alfredsson.
From the general manager’s perspective, he doesn’t buy into the speculation that the captain of the Ottawa Senators will be moving on to another team via free agency this week.
“I guess it’s the big issue in town. I didn’t realize it was that big an issue because we’re going to get it done, I assume,” Murray said on Thursday.
In the past 48 hours, stories have circulated that other teams are targeting Alfredsson as a potential free agent.
Several teams — including the Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks — have reportedly held discussions with Alfredsson since teams are now allowed to negotiate with unrestricted free agents.