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Sens’ Alfredsson: We probably won’t win this series

May 22, 2013, 10:42 PM EDT

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After a devastating 7-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4, Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson wasn’t in the mood to be a cheerleader.

When asked if the Senators would be able to overcome their 3-1 series deficit he said, “Probably not,” according to NHL.com correspondent Erin Nicks.

“They have too much depth,” Alfredsson admitted. Although he did add, “We don’t have much going for us right now. Maybe that’s the way we like it.”

Alfredsson is 40 years old and his contract is set to expire this summer. Although the Senators would almost certainly re-sign him if he decides to extend his career, there’s a very real possibility that he’s played in his last game in Ottawa’s Scotiabank Place.

Was that on his mind when Alfredsson decided to take the puck at the end of the game? If it was, he’s not admitting to it.

“I’ve got a lot of kids at home,” Alfredsson said, according to the Ottawa Citizen’s Ian Mendes.

Alfredsson also stated, “The focus goes into this game. Whatever happens, happens.”

  1. tdrusher225 - May 22, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    Way to mislead. If he had actually said that word for word it would’ve been a pretty interesting story.

    • ucaneverscorenoughgoals - May 22, 2013 at 11:09 PM

      I see what he’s doing here……reverse psychology….clever….very clever

  2. blackhawksdynasty - May 22, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    It appears any fool who graduated 8th grade can write an article these days. Doesn’t anybody proofread these!?!?!?

    • 19to77 - May 23, 2013 at 12:41 AM

      Halford and Brough usually do, Tucker and Dadoun usually don’t. Seems like the pattern on PHT.

      • lesleyvissersfacelift - May 23, 2013 at 5:49 AM

        O’Brien usually doesn’t either.

  3. stakex - May 22, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    “That, is why you fail”

    ….would have been a great response if this articles title wasn’t absolute BS.

  4. steelcityfinest13 - May 22, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Lmao!!!! i wont laugh too hard….i respect a man who admits defeat!

    • ryanprzy - May 22, 2013 at 11:39 PM

      From what you said, your ass is detached from the rest of your body from laughing so hard. And then you said that you wouldn’t laugh too hard. Doesn’t make sense.

  5. President Charles Logan - May 22, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    why do these players try these tired act rallying tactics through the media? ?? they have been dominated from the first drop of the puck in this series…

    • ryanprzy - May 22, 2013 at 11:55 PM

      I want you to try to do this:

      Whenever you read quotes from athletes or pretty much anyone else in the press, ask yourself what kind of question would make them respond that way. Because these quotes are taken from when they answer the media’s questions, many of which they don’t like to answer anyways…

      And also, if you think they’re trying to rally through the media, I can promise you that any rally they’re trying for is happening behind the closed doors of their locker room and we’re most likely not going to hear a word of it (and it probably has a ton of X-rated language too).

      • 19to77 - May 23, 2013 at 12:42 AM

        Heh. Good point, Ryan. Everyone quotes the answers, but no-one quotes the questions that prompt them. Never thought about it ’till now.

      • sombostevo - May 23, 2013 at 7:52 PM

        The question was: “Do you think it is feasible to win 3 games in a row?” He said “Probably not.” I don’t think that is really taken out of context at all. Pretty straight forward that he doesn’t think they can win.

  6. theageofquarrel - May 22, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    You are correct,sir!!!!

  7. colossal87 - May 23, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    This is what happens when The Franchise hands u ur ass on a platter

    • isithockeyseasonyet - May 23, 2013 at 1:00 PM

      You mean the same franchise that was almost playing in KC? People don’t hate on the penguins solely because they are good, people hate on the penguins because a large portion (not all of it) of their fan base are arrogant, knowledge less fools who dont realize how lucky they are to even have a team to cheer for, let alone 2 of the top 5 players in the league

  8. gerard33 - May 23, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    Unfair title

  9. ironman721 - May 23, 2013 at 6:36 AM

    Misquoted much?

  10. mordock57 - May 23, 2013 at 7:32 AM

    Bottom line… The Pens are a better team. I don’t think it’s particularly controversial to say that after watching the regular season and any of the games in this playoff series. And while this article’s headline is kinda dumb… the Senators know it too. Is it possible for them to win this series? Sure. Is it likely? No, not really. It would take both an offensive and defensive meltdown for three straight games from the Penguins, which is something that hasn’t happened to them in three straight games this entire season. It’s really not likely to happen now. The Pens owned the Senators in the regular season and they continue to own them in the playoffs. If not for a mental mistake with 28 seconds to go in game 4… this series would already be a sweep… and it wouldn’t be that surprising.

  11. american44hero - May 23, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    “They have too much depth” – alfies wife about hybrids meat

  12. joewilliesshnoz - May 23, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Somebody should have knocked his head off, for the way he was swiping at Vokoun after he had covered the puck,twice.

  13. modellforprez - May 23, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    good boy alf. admitting master will be moving on was the right and only thing for you to do.

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