Thread: Player Discussion: Daniel Alfredsson
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08-19-2013, 07:26 PM
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Matte99
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Don't agree with you guys at all.

I recently did two comments in the "Alfredsson talk II" thread in the Senators forum.

I'm not sure if you guys really understand how big Alfredsson was in Ottawa??? The guy was a living legend, a half god and a role model to millions of people. Even bigger and more popular than Sundin and Salming in Toronto. So much bigger in Ottawa than he never, ever will become in Sweden. This strange decision changed it all though, in a second. Lots and lots of people will never ever understand, that's for sure.

It's like the King of Sweden would emigrate to Norway for the money or something like that, Alfredsson was huge.

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He got jerked around by Ottawa management and got reminded that there are other options. The more he thought about it the more it made sense to try out a top end organisation like Detroit after being in a small market team for 17 years.

It makes perfect sense, the year in Detroit will give him perspective on his time in Ottawa and hopefully give him a shot at the cup. Detroit is a significantly better built team than Ottawa. Teams with internal/budget caps never wins Stanley cup.

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