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Senators fans (mostly) welcome back Alfredsson

Dec 1, 2013, 6:44 PM EDT

Big picture-wise, Ottawa Senators fans welcomed Daniel Alfredsson back on Sunday. As with many things, there were some exceptions.

The Senators franchise presented a two-minute video tribute and a warm message on Twitter. Here’s the clip:

The 41-year-old received a standing ovation that lasted for about three minutes, according to the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch. The National Post’s Stephen Whyno reports that there was a woman chanting Alfie an hour before puck drop and that many – but not all – Sens fans whipped out their old chant for him at the 11-minute mark of the first period.

Still, there were some fans who held a grudge, including a few who were a little melodramatic (via Tyler Cooper).

The positive fans outweighed the negative ones, though, it seemed.

  1. sjsharks66 - Dec 1, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    Such class from the Ottawa fans!

    • cheliostwin - Dec 1, 2013 at 9:20 PM

      Before the game most of the fans were cheering Alfredsson, but after Alfredsson assisted on the Wings’ second goal (giving them a 2-0 lead in the second period) there were lots of loud boos every time he touched the puck for the rest of the game.

  2. ash0war - Dec 1, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    I love when they welcome back players! But hate that fans end up booing the player like they forgotten all the player has done while with there former team :(

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