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Report: Alfredsson waits to decide between Ottawa, Boston and Detroit

Jul 4, 2013, 9:27 PM EDT

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Daniel Alfredsson narrowed his list of teams down to the only one he’s played for (the Ottawa Senators) plus two contenders in the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings, but he’s not ready to choose on Thursday, according to the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch.

The 40-year-old Swede is expected to make his decision on free agency Friday, instead.

Earlier today, Senators GM Bryan Murray told Sportsnet that he’s confident they’ll keep the captain around.

“I guess it’s the big issue in town. I didn’t realize it was that big an issue because we’re going to get it done, I assume,” Murray said.

We could know if Murray is correct as early as tomorrow.

  1. bigbadbruins77 - Jul 4, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Would love him in Boston, but he should stay a sen and retire there. They have a good team.

  2. sjsharks66 - Jul 4, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Glad he does not want to play in San Jose.

  3. valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jul 4, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Is he ready to sell his soul to win the holy grail of hockey? The most coveted throphy in all of sports will make the most loyal, and respected athletes turn the back for a chance to etch their name on the cup and become part of hockey royalty.

    • elrock7 - Jul 4, 2013 at 11:00 PM

      Didn’t Ray Bourque have to get out of there to finally win a cup?

      • valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jul 4, 2013 at 11:06 PM

        Yep! He had to win a cup with the AVs. In all fairness though, that was different times. B’s a are closer to win a cup t-day than they were win Mr. B was in B town.

      • valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jul 4, 2013 at 11:08 PM

        Sorry! Too much wine. :-)

        Yep! He had to win a cup with the AVs. In all fairness though, thay were in different times. B’s a are closer to win a cup today than they were when Mr. B was in bean town.

  4. dolanster - Jul 4, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Perhaps there’s an Eriksson — Alfredsson connection? Olympic teammates. Interesting. You know Peter C is talking it up with him and they have a good relationship from the Sens days.

    • bigbadbruins77 - Jul 4, 2013 at 10:06 PM

      And the chara connection. Would be cool to have 3 swedes on the same team.

      • devilsarethebest - Jul 4, 2013 at 10:13 PM

        Chara is from Slovakia. Nice try though.

      • bigbadbruins77 - Jul 4, 2013 at 10:25 PM

        Umm really? Their connection is from playing in ottawa ogether for years. I’m well aware chara is from Slovakia. The 3 swedes are the yeti, loui, and Alfie would be the 3rd.

      • kfrase99 - Jul 4, 2013 at 10:58 PM

        I think there are already 3 Swedes on the team, Svedberg should be the backup next year after winning AHL goalie of the year honors

  5. titansbro - Jul 4, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Yeah Chara is not a Swede. But Soderberg is.

    • bigbadbruins77 - Jul 4, 2013 at 10:26 PM

      Obviously. See above

    • elrock7 - Jul 4, 2013 at 10:43 PM

      Alfie is old enough to count for 2 Swedes

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    • hockinj25 - Jul 4, 2013 at 10:58 PM

      I bet Alfie would like to make that much.

  7. steelers88 - Jul 4, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    It’s hard to believe that he would go anywhere but Ottawa. He would be hard to picture him in a different colored sweater next year.

    • jakreidler - Jul 4, 2013 at 11:49 PM

      Agreed. Keep it red! Speaking of Swede connections..

      Come on guys, you know it’d be pretty sweet to see Datsyuk center Alfredsson and Zetterberg.

  8. 19to77 - Jul 4, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    I can’t see it happening. If the Sens were still missing the playoffs, yeah, maybe. But they’re a contender now and will continue to improve next season. The smart money’s on Alfie going one more round with the Sens and hoping to push them all the way.

  9. Habib Marwan - Jul 4, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    if alfie wants a cup before he quits he should leave ottawa

  10. amityvillefun - Jul 5, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    Alfie….please tell us that the Seguin “dismissal” (ugh) was because you are waiting in the wings to become a Bruin and reunite with Char-enstein and Chia-GM!

    It’s all apart of the plan, right?

  11. snipedanglecelly13 - Jul 5, 2013 at 1:22 AM

    I really hope Detroit passes, we don’t need a 40 year old that’s way out of their prime.

    • jakreidler - Jul 5, 2013 at 10:31 AM

      If we can get him to sign for a sub-2mil hit, it might be a good acquisition. ESPECIALLY if Brunner walks and/or if Bert can’t stay healthy.

  12. theskinsman - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:41 AM

    Guys on the wrong side of 40 should never be signed by contenders. See the huge rush of teams battling for the chance to sign Jagr? Wonder why.

    • rainyday56 - Jul 5, 2013 at 9:39 AM

      You’re right. The B’s should never have signed Recchi a couple years back …

      • theskinsman - Jul 5, 2013 at 6:53 PM

        I stand by my opinion. Recchi could actually still skate more than 30 seconds, but I’m just wondering why teams don’t just sign all over 40 year old players.
        Maybe there MIGHT be a reason, if you have the intellect of a used bar of soap, you might be able to figure it out.

  13. ironmd778 - Jul 5, 2013 at 6:58 AM

    God no. Please don’t come to Boston.

  14. steelers88 - Jul 5, 2013 at 8:01 AM

    No offense to Aflredsson but I really can’t believe any team wanting him except for Ottawa his 40 years old and he seems shot. In the Playoffs against the Penguins he was non existent!

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