Silver Nuggets: Alfie Speaks

With Daniel Alfredsson finally set to speak to the Ottawa media tomorrow about his decision to sign with the Detroit Red Wings, Senators fans are going through a range of emotions. While there is definitely more to the story on both sides, what can Sens fans reasonably expect to find out tomorrow?

  • Status quo: Alfie says nothing of consequence or interest
  • Alfie hints at the club's possible financial difficulties contributing to his decision to leave
  • Alfie throws Melnyk under the bus

Sens news:

NHL news:

  • Adam Foote's number is getting retired in Colorado [Mile High Hockey]
  • Malkin's dad says Dallas offered more money [Pensburgh] Dallas denies any wrong-doing [Defending Big D]
  • An intro to advanced stats [Hockey Wilderness]
  • A great read by Dirk Hoag on the "goldenization" of Bridgestone Arena [On the Forecheck] in response to Nashville's attempts to keep out Chicago fans [Section 303]
  • What would hockey look like without the KHL? [The Hockey Writers]
  • How to buy a Stanley Cup ring: the NHL and Whitey Bulger [Deadspin] [Pucky Daddy]
  • Grantland readers fix the NHL [Grantland]
  • Or you could just do what Zdeno Chara did and be friends with Marian Hossa and have your picture taken with the Cup [Pucky Daddy]
  • Some folks from Nanaimo broke the record for longest indoor ball hockey game [CBC]
  • Looking at the Sharks performance when trailing [Fear the Fin]
  • Do the Canucks have a problem with Chris Tanev [Nucks Misconduct] Is this why the Canucks are interested in Douglas Murray? [Canucks Army]
  • Jackets fans introduce themselves to the Metropolitan Division [The Cannon]
  • The Devils were bad at the shootout in 2012-2013, which is weird because they've generally been pretty good at it [In Lou We Trust]
  • Looking at Day 2 of the NHL Draft [Lighthouse Hockey] [Copper & Blue]
  • Nice story about the Broad Street Bullies [Broad Street Hockey]
  • Looking at Penalty Plus-Minus [Japers' Rink]
  • Fixing summer hockey schools [TheScore]
  • Tragic note: Jordan Boyd, a 16-year-old hockey prospect attending a QMJHL camp, died after a workout [Buzzing the Net]
  • Cam Cherron looks at Dion Phaneuf [Leafs Nation]

What will Alfie's press conference reveal?

Status quo92
A bit revealing69
Melnyk under the bus26
Bryan Murray is a bit confused16

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