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Alfredsson wants to play one more season

Jun 23, 2014, 5:49 PM EDT

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Daniel Alfredsson wants at least one more crack at winning the Stanley Cup.

Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports Alfredsson has told the Detroit Red Wings he wants to play one more season. The two sides will reconvene this week to discuss a new contract.

Alfredsson, 41, joined the Red Wings last summer on a one-year contract after he and the Ottawa Senators came to an impasse on a new contract. In 68 games, he had 18 goals and 49 points to tie for the team lead in points with defenseman Niklas Kronwall.

In Detroit, Alfredsson appeared to find a comfort zone playing alongside fellow Swedes Kronwall, Henrik Zetterberg, Johan Franzen, Gustav Nyquist, and Jonathan Ericsson.

While the Wings were crushed by injuries last season, Alfredsson was steady in production and provided leadership while Zetterberg dealt with a back injury that kept him out of action for the bulk of the second half. Moving to Detroit turned out to be the right move for Alfie as the Senators failed to make the playoffs.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jun 23, 2014 at 6:54 PM


  2. 950003cups - Jun 23, 2014 at 8:19 PM

    He already said this would be his last. At least Brodeur always said he wants to keep playing up until this year. So rest assure, will retire after this season.

  3. cheliostwin - Jun 23, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Now the question is how much of a pay cut Alfredsson is willing to take to allow the Wings to sign some other big players. I’m sure Holland will point out that the less money Alfredsson takes, the more likely the chance of his winning the cup.

    • adamal17 - Jun 23, 2014 at 11:22 PM

      My bet would be a similar contract as last year. Around 2,5 base with (very easily) obtained bonuses that would be around 1.5-3 that would be shifted to the cap for 2015-2016. Either way it’ll be great to have Alfie back for another year if him and Holland can hammer out a deal.

  4. tmoore4075 - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Unless the Wings are able to obtain through trade that is younger and better, I’d take him for one more year. With so many injuries, especially to Hank, Pavel and Weiss, Alfie had a good year. I’ll take him on a line with like Tatar and Helm and then on the point on the PP.

  5. bildomatic - Jun 24, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    Granted the Wings were dinged up all season, but if Alfy’s ultimate goal is to win a cup I don’t think Detroit is the answer…

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