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Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson was one of those players that you assumed would spend his entire career with one team. He was the face of the Senators franchise and even put up with them when they were rebuilding the team. Yet, on the first day of free agency in 2013, Alfredsson left to sign with the Detroit Red Wings. Alfredsson signed a one-year deal worth a total of $5.5 million.
Cap hit on new #RedWings forward Daniel Alfredsson is $3.5 million, with bonuses can reach $5.5 million.
— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) July 5, 2013
It is believed that the Senators low balled Alfredsson, because why else would he leave Ottawa? At 40 years old, Alfredsson is close to retiring and it is possible he thought the Red Wings were closer to winning a Stanley Cup. Either way, the move is strange and I would love to know what happened behind the scenes.
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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.
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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...
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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Bryan Murray's press conference is being streamed live on the Team 1200. It walks back just about every lie expressed -- likely under duress from ownership -- in yesterday's session with the media. Here's a short chronology of what actually occurred:
(1) Daniel Alfredsson and JP Barry approach Ottawa ownership with a number...
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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
The NHL Free Agency signing period began today at 12:00pm ET, and while it may be tough to keep up with all of the movement going on around the league, we’ve got you covered on all of the big names. Here’s a brief recap of the biggest moves so far:
Daniel Alfredsson signed a one-year, $5.5 million deal with the Detroit Red Wings, despite the fact that the Senators reportedly...