Anyways, it looks like everyone that thought he was done were wrong, and that's all I am trying to point out here.
But most people weren't calling for him to retire, or thinking he was. Mainly everyone thought a year or two, and mainly it was concern about his back, since he was coming off back surgery. Old thread, different context, folks were hoping his health was good enough to continue.
Renaud Lavoie @RenLavoieRDS 40s
Est-ce possible que Daniel Alfredsson joue ailleurs qu'Ottawa la saison prochaine ? On me dit que Oui. Mais les Sénateurs sont sa priorité.
ruh roh shaggy.
The english translation made me laugh. "Can Alfredsson play in a different city next season? I'm told yes." Well duh he would be a UFA. Could someone be drafted with the first overall selection? Find out next!
There's been a weird vibe surrounding this whole thing, from most media types saying Alfie will cost more than the Sens may have bargained for and now to some speculation that he's open to playing elsewhere.