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02-22-2013, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Shoebottom View Post
Maybe, but that was in the Sinden era. Maybe Alfie would remain a good soldier to the end and let the Sens maximize their return, but in these PC days, if Alfie decides on Boston, there wouldn't be much the Sens could do about it without looking bad.
Would you be happy if the Bruins dealt Chara to the Canadiens for a 1st round pick while the Flyers were offering two 1st and a 2nd pick just because Chara wanted to go to the Canadiens? I think the Senators would look worse by accommodating a departing player to a degree that lessens the team's position going forward. If the guy is leaving, he's leaving, fans will cheer him if/when he shows up in another uniform while being happy about what they got for him. I don't think they will have meaningful good feelings towards the team for doing whatever Alfie wanted when he departed.

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