The biggest story on the opening day of NHL free agency was the decision of Senators captain Daniel Aldredsson to jilt the organization with which he had played his first 17 seasons.
After he signed with the Red Wings, Alfredsson said he did so because he thought Detroit provided him with the best chance of winning the Stanley Cup.
Alfredsson's message, apparently, was no less strident in private recently when he played a round of golf with one of the newest Predators, Viktor Stalberg, a fellow Swede who, in his fourth NHL season, had just come off winning the Cup as a member of the Blackhawks.
"It's so hard to grasp that you won it," Stalberg said from Sweden in a conference call with media members. "It's just one of those things guys work so long in their career for and some guys never get the opportunity. I feel very fortunate to be part of a good team at the right time when we won it. It was a great ride, just seeing what the Cup did for Chicago and the support we had there w...