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#261 The Axe

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 01:01 AM

Cleary wont care what number he wears.

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 06:37 AM

What's crazy to me is that the Captain of a team won't even have an A on our team now lol



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 07:58 AM

What's crazy to me is that the Captain of a team won't even have an A on our team now lol

 

I would think that's about the most perfect situation for him, then.  After 14 years of captaincy, now he gets to come to a team that already has a well established leadership system, so he doesn't have to try and fulfill that role.  Much less pressure on him, so he can just go out and play, and focus on performing in Babcock's system.


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Posted 01 August 2013 - 08:28 AM

 

I would think that's about the most perfect situation for him, then.  After 14 years of captaincy, now he gets to come to a team that already has a well established leadership system, so he doesn't have to try and fulfill that role.  Much less pressure on him, so he can just go out and play, and focus on performing in Babcock's system.

 

I didn't even consider the pressure factor. Hopefully he'll have an above-average season.



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:23 PM

What's crazy to me is that the Captain of a team won't even have an A on our team now lol

Unlike Parise and Suter, Alfie will be heading to a team with strong leadership and more than 4 "good" players.  He's probably pretty ok with that. 


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Posted 02 August 2013 - 05:53 PM

Still very glad to see that he's here. 


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Posted 03 August 2013 - 04:22 AM

I think not being captain and focusing on his game could very well have been the main reason for him to leave Ottawa.


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Posted 03 August 2013 - 08:17 PM

I think not being captain and focusing on his game could very well have been the main reason for him to leave Ottawa.

 

Combined with the fact that Detroit has a winning culture, something Ottawa isn't used to. 


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Posted 04 August 2013 - 02:36 AM

How long does it take to get issued a Number? Since it's highly unlucky do to being over the Cap that we won't be able to Sign Clearly #11 and the fact he's not even on the team anymore and is a Free Agent. That you would think 11 would go to him. 



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 01:21 PM

11 is Fredo's if he wants it.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:01 AM

Alfie's a Wing. Yep. 


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 05:18 PM

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 10:47 AM

i love how whoever made those images put alfy against the sens haha


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 12:18 PM

i love how whoever made those images put alfy against the sens haha

 

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 07:58 PM

Alfredsson will be around 50 points this season.  He is slowing down a bit, but he has the heart.  I'm just shocked still he ditched the Sens.


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:16 AM

With the superb coaching and dark horse play from the Sens, it amazes they're management can't put together an exceptional team. I understand why he's here. We A+ everything. That many years there was enough

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 10:01 PM

 
That is NHL 14.


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Posted 10 August 2013 - 07:43 AM

http://www.faceoff.c...1520/story.html

 

 

Melnyk said the team wouldn’t have been able to afford a player the calibre of Bobby Ryan — the Anaheim Ducks’ star forward the team dealt for hours after learning Alfredsson would sign elsewhere — and met the numbers put forward by Alfredsson’s camp.

“You can’t have it both ways and say, ‘Well I want this for me, but I want you to do this with me and the team.’ It’s ‘which one do you want?’”

Melnyk says he eventually told general manager Bryan Murray: “We won’t be able to spend that kind of money, so don’t promise that we’re going to bring anybody else in other than filling a hole that was there.”

 

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"And at the end, when I said blank cheque, that would have meant we would not have gotten the (Bobby Ryan-type player). Couldn’t afford it. Just couldn’t do it."

 

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The Senators are operating under an internal player salary budget of just over $50 million (the NHL salary cap currently sits at just over $64 million). It has $50.8 million in salary committed already, according to CapGeek.com, with young restricted free agent defenceman Jared Cowen still to sign.

The Senators’ budget is a necessary move, Melnyk insisted, because of the razor-thin margins his team operates under. 

 

 

 

and we had Bryan Murray claiming he told Alfie he was going to swing the deal for Bobby Ryan as well as give Alfie a blank check...


Edited by jeff48109, 10 August 2013 - 07:44 AM.


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Posted 10 August 2013 - 09:14 PM

Alfredsson will be around 50 points this season.  He is slowing down a bit, but he has the heart.  I'm just shocked still he ditched the Sens. 

 

 

 

If it is going to be at or around 50 points, I like 24 goals and 30 assists. 


Edited by Hockeytown0001, 10 August 2013 - 09:15 PM.

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#280 Andrew Hasek 1986

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 09:26 PM

Does he have a number yet? What's taking him so long to pick and wear his old number 11?







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