In what was supposed to be a press conference to reveal head coach (ahem and 2013 Jack Adams Award winner) Paul MacLean’s new three year contract extension, the occasion was hijacked by the ‘uncertain’ status of negotiations taking place between Daniel Alfredsson and GM Bryan Murray.
Without even waiting for anyone to question why the organization had come to terms with its captain, Bryan Murray aggressively went on the attack stating, “I guess it’s the big issue in town now. I didn’t realize it was that big an issue because we’re going to get it done, I would assume.”
Later on this afternoon, reports out of Sweden explicitly indicated that Alfredsson was close to finalizing a contract with the Senators, but Murray did breakdown some of the negotiation details.
“ JP Barry, Alfie’s agent… Alfie and I talked about three days before he went to Sweden. We talked about the ability to add to our team going forward. ‘Are we going to be better this year than last year?’ He said,