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Daniel Alfredsson is going to have his say and explain his decision to leave Ottawa and the only ones who stand to benefit from it are those in the media whose employers could desperately use whatever summer hockey content they can get their hands on.
Confirming to the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch that he will make himself available at some point this week, we now could be exposed to the manufactured buildup of an availability session that isn’t even necessary.
It’s not that there aren’t plenty of questions that fans would like to have answered, but does anyone actually believe that whatever answers Alfie provides will curb the interest or speculation about the events that led to his departure?
It’d be pretty naïve to believe that Alfie is suddenly going to change his stance and come off his previous position – that he signed with Detroit because he believed they were more of a Cup contender -- put forth during his introductory press conference with Detroit.
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Paul noted that Daniel Alfredsson told the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch that he will in fact hold some sort of press conference this week, but the balance of Garrioch's article involves Senators owner Eugene Melnyk repeating his talking points from his Friday conversation with the Ottawa Citizen's James Gordon, though Garrioch paraphrases much of it.
By now, it's...
Is a blank check really a blank check if it comes with stipulations? Can a stated dedication to a player later be used against that player? The team? The situation with the Ottawa Senators - specifically between their owner, Eugene Melnyk and their former captain, Daniel Alfredsson - is a case study in how messages can get mixed up. Fans can be forgiven for not knowing which, if...
Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk spoke with the Ottawa Citizen's James Gordon regarding Daniel Alfredsson's departure for Detroit, and the Barbados-based pharmaceutical businessman/business mogul essentially suggests that Alfredsson was too greedy both personally and personnel-wise in his negotiations with a team that literally could not afford to meet the current Red...
The "Why did Daniel Alfredsson leave Ottawa for Detroit?" blame game keeps shifting. First, we were told that Alfredsson was presented with a "blank check" but chose to leave anyway. Then, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk repeatedly suggested that the team chose to acquire Bobby Ryan over retaining Alfredsson's services because the team could not accommodate both...
At some point on Thursday, the Ottawa sports media will be stirred from the sleepy doldrums of summer to meet with the man who was, until recently, the longest serving captain in the NHL and the dominant face of the Ottawa Senators franchise. They'll get to question him on why he chose to break the hearts of his faithful and leave for the apparently greener pastures of the...
Via Winging it in Motown as Bruce Garrioch's blocked me on Twitter, and he refuses to un-block me: Red Wings forward and former Ottawa Senators forward Daniel Alfredsson will indeed speak with the Senators' press corps this week:
Expect Daniel Alfredsson to speak Thursday. #Sens #Wings
— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) August 12, 2013
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Awesome, awesome job by Senators Extra and James Gordon getting Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk on the record about the loss of Daniel Alfredsson to free agency.
It's more of the same from the owner: a lot of singing the blues about financials, and a lot of talk about the team's internal budget -- which, again, sits at or...
When you listen to statements made by Bryan Murray and Eugene Melnyk trying to explain why former Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson will play in Detroit something doesn't add up -- and we're not talking about the bankrupt city's bank account.
The GM says one thing the owner says something else.
On Saturday Melnyk was saying it would have been impossible to trade for...
By now, most with any interest in the drama surrounding Daniel Alfredsson's departure from Ottawa will be aware of most of the story. Paul has linked to James Gordon's great piece in Senators Extra where he interviewed Sens owner Eugene Melnyk (insert CSI joke here...and now that that's out of the way). Gordon attempted to get some answers, and ended up with a story that...
This past week has been quite busy from a Red Wings news perspective, so while I certainly understand that some of you feel like this is a quiet time of year, it sure doesn't feel that way to me.
We remain in the herky-jerky summertime news cycle, however, and the early posting of what I can only describe as a...Unique...Interview with Senators owner Eugene Melnyk regarding...