In spite of all the predictions for 60 goals and such.
Personally, I don't buy it.
It's not like Heatley-Spezza-Alfredsson were all offence, all the time.
the fans that predicted 60 goals, seen a pure goal scorer, going on the wing of a pure playmaker.
wasn't really realistic predictions. but the sharks 1st line wasn't nearly used nearly as much as an offensive put the other team in fear type line. they started going strength vs strength. the line was starting more of there time in the defensive zone then the offensive zone.
* 05-06 was also the last season that Alfredsson played the point on the powerplay for Ottawa. The Sens were 2nd, 1st and 4th in the three seasons that Alfie spent on the point (the team has never finished higher than 10th otherwise). He would have finished 31st, 22nd and 18th in scoring as a D-man in those seasons based on PP points alone.
Originally Posted by NyQuil
Alfredsson has always been Ottawa's finest offensive catalyst, in that he can create offence with anyone he plays with.
Alfie's injuries hurt his production.
In the 10 seasons from 2000-2010, his PPG finishes (descending):
3, 4, 9, 14, 15, 15, 16, 23, 25, 29