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By Rhys Richards (@RREsq)
In the hours before the start of free agency at noon on Friday, the Detroit Red Wings were planning to execute the biggest coup in recent memory.
At noon, long-time Ottawa Senators captain, Daniel Alfredsson, signed a one-year $3.5 million contract with Detroit. The contract is bonus laden and can net Alfredsson as much as $5.5 million. Those bonuses can be deferred to next season.
The 40-year-old Alfredsson has played all 17 seasons of his storied NHL career in Ottawa. He has scored 426 goals and 682 assists for 1108 points in 1178 regular season games.
In that time, Ottawa missed the playoffs three times. Alfredsson remained consistent scoring 51 goals and 49 assists for 100 points in 121 playoff games. Despite regular season success, including four division titles and one President’s Trophy, and playoff success, including one Eastern Conference championship, Ottawa never won the Stanley Cup during Alfredsson’s time in Canada’s capital...
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The Daniel Alfredsson era in Ottawa has officially come to a close.
On Friday, the Red Wings announced via Twitter that the former Senators captain and Detroit have agreed to a deal.
Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch reports that the deal is for one year and $5.5 million. Earlier Friday, Garrioch reported that Alfredsson was heading to either Detroit or Boston.
Wings agree to terms with...
Via RedWingsFeed, Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray engaged in an absolutely bizarre press conference in which he discussed Daniel Alfredsson's departure to the Red Wings, vacillating between fury and praise in...Well, you'll have to watch it to get it (and if you wish, Pro Hockey Talk's Mike Halford offers a Tweet-based blow-by-blow): Continue reading "Strange theatre...
They say nothing lasts forever, and today was proof of that. Daniel Alfredsson, formerly the longest tenured captain in the NHL, has ended his time with the Ottawa Senators. A member of the Sens since 1995, Alfredsson's contract was up at the end of last season. When he announced he'd come back for one more year, everyone assumed that it would be with the Ottawa Senators...
Daniel Alfredsson made the biggest free agency news Friday, when he left his Ottawa Senators for a chance to win a Stanley Cup with the Red Wings. Given all he’ll bring to the table, the move was excellent for Detroit. (Beauty Playin ‘Eh, Flickr)
The Detroit Red Wings pounced swiftly on the rest of the Eastern Conference Friday as the NHL’s free agency period officially opened...
Alfredsson will be returning to the NHL, but not to the Senators. Photo: Getty Images
A couple weeks ago, Daniel Alfredsson, longtime captain of the Ottawa Senators, announced his intentions to return to the NHL, after there was some speculation the 40-year-old Swedish winger was going to retire.
Well, according to a report from TSN, he will be coming back- but not with the Senators...
The rumors that have been circulating all morning are now confirmed, former Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson has signed on to play with the Red Wings for the 2013-14 season.
The deal according to TSN is a one-year deal for $3.5 million dollars. There is also a chance the 40-year old right winger could earn an extra $2 million in bonuses.
As per @DarrenDreger, Wings deal...
Reports are Daniel Alfredsson is looking for a one-year contract.
Submit your offer now.
Alfredsson's decision: Ottawa, Boston or Detroit.
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 4, 2013
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— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) July 5, 2013
Between sobs, @creecher1200 and I jumped into the studio to record our thoughts on the fallout of Daniel Alfredsson's decision to bolt the Senators via unrestricted free agency.
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The addition of Stephen Weiss and Daniel Alfredsson could move Detroit’s offense back toward the NHL’s elite.The pieces should fit together nicely. Weiss is a natural center who slides in behind No. 1 pivotman Pavel Datsyuk. The Red Wings used the since-departed Valtteri Filppula at center so that Zetterberg could play on Datsyuk’s wing.Unfortunately, Filppula struggled in...
The Ottawa Senators recovered nicely from Daniel Alfredsson’s decision to abandon his franchise and sign with the Detroit Red Wings for the twilight of his career.The team acquired Bobby Ryan from the Anaheim Ducks, adding an 30- to 40-goal threat to play with Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek.“Wherever they are going to put me, I'm going to be really happy to play,” Ryan...
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As if the contract spat between ownership, management, and seventeen-year veteran Daniel Alfredsson wasn't weird enough, another wrench has been thrown into the Ottawa Senators off-season plan.
Defenseman Jared Cowen, who expected to lose his entry-level contract and hit restricted free agency at the end of next season, has now...
The Ottawa Senators wasted little time to fill the loss of captain Daniel Alfredsson by acquiring forward Bobby Ryan in a trade with Anaheim on Friday.
In exchange for landing the four-time 30-goal scorer, the Senators dealt forwards Jakob Silfverbeg, Stefan Noesen and their first-round pick in next year's draft to Anaheim.
The deal was completed hours into the start of the...
As the Detroit Red Wings sit poised to add free-agent forward Daniel Alfredsson, they may have to bid farewell to Damien Brunner and Daniel Cleary. Both players, plus Valtteri Filppula, failed to reach agreements on new contracts with the Wings before noon Friday, making them unrestricted free agents.
In case you have not been following the twitter world...
Ray Emery will be joining the Flyers.
Daniel Alfredsson will be signing with the Wings shortly.
Scuderi may be deciding between the Kings and Penguins.
Dan Cleary has a decision to make, Dallas or Detroit.
Ken Holland and the Detroit Red Wings returned to the forefront of the league's free agency frenzy on Friday by addressing their needs for additional scoring help by acquiring RW Daniel Alfredsson and C Stephen Weiss. In addition to the expected promotion of Calder Cup Most Valuable Player Tomas Tatar to Detroit this fall on a full-time basis, it appears that trio will offset...