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 a player like Bobby Ryan if the Senators had met the contract demands of Alfredsson.
Bizarre bizarre bizarre.
It is contrary to what Murray said more than a month ago -- on July 5 the first day of NHL free agency. The GM said he discussed a possible Ryan trade with his captain. He wanted to have both Alfie and Anaheim's four-time 30-goal scorer in his lineup.
"I told (Alfredsson) we were trying to make the Bobby Ryan trade and do a couple of other things" Murray said at the time.
There was another option that didn't include Ryan who the Senators ended up getting from Anaheim in a deal for Stefan Noesen Jakob Silfv...