Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/16/13
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The breakup of the Senators and Daniel Alfredsson has turned out to be one ugly divorce. Upset with accusations that the club botched negotiations for a new deal GM Bryan Murray told the Sun Thursday he felt like he'd been "thrown under the bus" during Alfredsson's departure news conference. Speaking less than an hour after the former captain told reporters his take on his decision to sign a one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings on July 5 during a news conference at The Royal Murray said he didn't believe Alfredsson's account was correct. Murray said Alfredsson asked the Senators for a one-year deal at $7 million or two years at $12 million. The club offered one year at $4.5 million but didn't negotiate off that number because Alfredsson's camp never got back to them. "I don't know what I should and shouldn't say. I can say this: I'm disappointed" said Murray when reached in Shawville. "It seems Alfie isn't totally informed of what went on. That had to do with (his opinion that agent) J.P. (Barry) didn't tell me the truth during the week. He kept saying 'I can't get in touch with Alfie. I will get back to you with a number.' "He never got back to me. I never heard back from him after the phone call on Tuesday (before free agency opened on the Friday). Alfie called me himself on Thursday night to tell me that he was leaving. I said to J.P. during the earlier conversations 'I can't pay you $7 million.' That's what they asked for the year. "I offered $4.5 million. I said 'Both of us hopefully are flexible and we will talk.' (Barry) said he would get back to me. I just took for granted that would happen and it never happened ... I never heard back. I have not talked to J.P. since the $7-million (demand in New York) Saturday meeting we had. It was $12 million for two years and $7 million for one year. That's disappointing." Murray said when Alfredsson explained his reasons for leaving the night before free agency started he took them at face value and was surprised to hear money was an issue.
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