Red Wings make playoffs, validate Alfredsson's decision to leave Senators
Summary of 3 articles · Updated Apr 10, 2014
“That’s what you play for: to get into the playoffs,” Alfredsson said after the Red Wings clinched with a shootout loss in Pittsburgh. - When Daniel Alfredsson pulled off the stunner of the NHL off-season by leaving the Ottawa Senators as a free agent, the rationale he gave was simple: He thought the Detroit Red Wings offered him a better chance to win the Stanley Cup. Granted, casting your lot with a team riding a then-22-season playoff streak wasn’t exactly like signing with the Jets, but Alfredsson put it on the line when he left the Senators after things went south with management. Sweet, sweet vindication? Via Steve Whyno of the Canadian Press, Alfredsson said: So he went to Detroit where he had a better offensive season than he did with Ottawa in 2013, and finds himself in the playoffs while Ottawa is eliminated. “I played a long time in this league, I played a lot of playoff games but I haven’t won the Stanley Cup, and that’s what you dream about.
Daniel Alfredsson's selfish decision is starting to pay off
The Detroit Red Wings are in, the Ottawa Senators are out; which means Daniel Alfredsson is looking positively clairvoyant. Granted, casting your lot with a team riding a then-22-season playoff streak wasn’t exactly like signing with the Jets, but Alfre…