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Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- In a bit of a surprise, thirty-nine year old Daniel Alfredsson has decided to join up with the Swedish national team in Helsinki, Finland for the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships. The decision came just a handful of days after his Ottawa Senators were eliminated by the New York Rangers in seven games. Alfredsson, still playing a high level...
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