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571Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread - Page 39 Empty Re: Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread on Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:40 pm

sens4win


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Michael Fisher Portnoy II wrote:Ask Clutchy about the article about HIM.... lol
i just looked for it and couldnt find it, Douch-Tastic ! favorite article so far.[/quote]

The RULES.... (it's Clutchy's Apollo69 jersey)[/quote]haha thats great, i missed the whole Apollo69 jersey thing, i dont really know any of the members backrounds Crying but from what i gather

spezD - 32 posts a day pretty much says it all

Capn'Clutch - famous for the Apollo69 jersey

N4L - the dark horse, herd that he has something to do with the NHL or did but i could be making that up.

572Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread - Page 39 Empty Re: Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread on Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:01 pm

PKC


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Here's the article some had requested:

Alfie classy team leader: Senators name Alfredsson captain


The Ottawa Citizen

Sat Oct 2 1999

Page: F1 / FRONT

Section: Sports

Byline: Wayne Scanlan

Column: Wayne Scanlan

Dateline: PHILADELPHIA

Source: The Ottawa Citizen

PHILADELPHIA - Daniel Alfredsson has always been a player whose class is best expressed with a capital "C."
Today, that "C'' also stands for captain of the Ottawa Senators.
From the first day of training camp, Alfredsson has had the look, the feel, the air of a team captain.
Yesterday, his Senators team made it official. Alfredsson was named the seventh captain in club history, joining the link to Laurie Boschman, Mark Lamb, Brad Shaw, Gord Dineen, Randy Cunneyworth and Alexei Yashin.
This latest transaction and transition signal another page turned in the Yashin saga. All the world knows the big Russian is in Zurich, Switzerland, practising with a European club team. His unpopular holdout position is a protest over the indignity of playing for a mere $3.6 million U.S. in the final year of his Senators contract, richest of any Ottawa player past or present.
Yashin has long since lost his fans in Ottawa.
Now, he's officially lost the "C'' he once coveted so desperately.
In place of the enigmatic Yashin comes the regal Swede, Alfredsson.
From a pure leadership point of view, setting aside Yashin's supreme offensive production, it's probably a unanimous sentiment in the Senators' room that the team just took a step forward.
What Yashin did for the Senators he did on the ice. And only on the ice. The rest of the time the self-absorbed Yashin seemed to be lost in the comfort and security of the stick room.
Alfredsson, a fifth-year Senators player and a sixth-round steal from the 1994 draft, offers a more complete package. He's a fine player (with something to prove after last year's disappointing season), sound of character, a gifted diplomat.
With assistant captains Shawn McEachern and Wade Redden, Alfredsson's will be a more inclusive leadership. Appropriately, it was Alfredsson, McEachern and Redden who always seemed to speak for the team during that shocking playoff sweep to the Buffalo Sabres.
Not that words were much comfort, but there was no denying the accountability of Nos. 11, 15 and 6.
With Yashin, the frustration he was realizing on the ice met with a second frustration among media and fans over his inability -- or unwillingness -- to express the state of the team's plight or his personal drought.
This fall, it was Alfredsson who took a stand against Yashin's holdout, stating his belief that a contract should be honoured. It has been Alfredsson who, long before the announcement was made, seemed to skate into his new role as easily as he might slip into an open area inside the opposition blueline.
"I'm pretty young,'' says Alfredsson, who turns 27 in December. "But I'll lead by example, hopefully.
"We have a lot of young guys and whether it means extra time in the weight room or whatever, I will try to be a role model.''
Veteran additions Kevin Dineen and Rob Zamuner, new to Ottawa but hardly new to leadership roles, should ease King Alfie's reign.
"These players have been around and they want to win,'' says the new monarch. "That's why Dineen came here. At this point in his career he wants to be on one of the top teams.''
First on the captain's to-do list is to pick up his own game.
What better way to lead by example than with a return to the style of play for which Alfredsson was known in late 1997-98. The NHL's rookie of the year in 1995-96, Alfredsson missed long stretches the next season because of contract negotiations and injuries, including a broken fibula, but he rebounded to lead the Senators in playoff scoring.
Last fall, he was easily the most impressive Senators player in the opening days of camp. Alfie delivered an eye-popping squat of 442 pounds and had a midseason stride to his September skating.
Then, to the team's horror, he caught a skate edge in a Corel Centre ice rut during a Sept. 16 practice and tore the medial collateral ligament in his left knee. Although he returned after missing the first nine games of the regular season, the campaign never seemed long enough for Alfredsson to regain his stride.
Another playoff round might have been just the ticket.
"It was frustrating because we knew we had such a good team, and we didn't really get the best out of us,'' says Alfredsson. "I want to step up my play from last year,'' he says. There's that accountability again. "I need to just go out and have fun. Before you go to sleep every night, you can't be saying to yourself, 'I've got to get two goals tomorrow.' Go out and have fun, do the best you can and the points will come. The victories will come with them.''
This is music to the ears of fans worried, whether they'll admit it, about the losses of Yashin and goaltender Damian Rhodes.
Alfredsson isn't much of a baseball fan. But he can relate to the story of the Boston Red Sox, who lost marquee slugger Mo Vaughn this summer, yet still won the American League wild-card berth over allegedly more talented teams like the Toronto Blue Jays.
Yashin is the Senators' Big Mo, minus the clubhouse leadership.
"Of course, we'd love to have Alexei here, but he isn't,'' says Alfredsson. "I think everybody is going to band together and do a little extra.''
Alfredsson insists the dressing room was a democracy under Yashin and will remain so. He'll speak when he must and probably never holler.
"I'm not going to be doing all the talking,'' he says. "If somebody has something to say, they're going to step up. I'm just
part of the puzzle.''
Part of the puzzle, but one of the biggest, classiest pieces.



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573Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread - Page 39 Empty Re: Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread on Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:04 pm

PTFlea


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Incredible story.

574Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread - Page 39 Empty Re: Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread on Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:20 am

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Great game for Alfie last night!! I'm proud of the way the team played.
GO SENS GO!!

575Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread - Page 39 Empty Re: Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread on Fri May 28, 2010 7:36 am

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Alfie can become only the 5th player in history to be a point a game player at age 37 and have almost no one notice.


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576Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread - Page 39 Empty Re: Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread on Fri May 28, 2010 7:47 am

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Cap'n Clutch wrote:Alfie can become only the 5th player in history to be a point a game player at age 37 and have almost no one notice.


You read that article too? Lemieux, Gretzky, Oates are the only other ones I remember, but I think there was another. I wonder if Sid and Ovie will be there in 15 years.


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577Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread - Page 39 Empty Re: Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread on Fri May 28, 2010 7:54 am

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what do you mean point a game? for the season or career?

578Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread - Page 39 Empty Re: Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread on Fri May 28, 2010 8:05 am

Cap'n Clutch

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DirtyDave wrote:what do you mean point a game? for the season or career?

What I mean is what I said. Sarcasm He was a point per game player as a 37 year old. You can only be 37 so long right?

Edit: I'm just bugging you but I'm pretty sure they meant for the season he was a 37 year old.


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579Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread - Page 39 Empty Re: Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread on Fri May 28, 2010 8:11 am

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gotha... could the other be sakic? although I think he got 100 in his last year.

580Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread - Page 39 Empty Re: Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread on Fri May 28, 2010 8:14 am

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pretty sure it was sakic.. he got 100 points as a 37 year old.. and 87 the year before..

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leagues/seasons/teams/0006902007.html

581Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread - Page 39 Empty Re: Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread on Fri May 28, 2010 8:14 am

Cap'n Clutch

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DirtyDave wrote:gotha... could the other be sakic? although I think he got 100 in his last year.

Yup. Sakic. I think it was 5 players in NHL history have been a point per game or more in a season they played as a 37 year old.

So it was Sakic, Gretzky, Lemieux, Oates and now The Alfie.


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582Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread - Page 39 Empty Re: Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread on Fri May 28, 2010 8:20 am

Cap'n Clutch

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I have to update this. I missed one crucial part. These are the 5 players to do it over the last 20 years.


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583Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread - Page 39 Empty Re: Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread on Fri May 28, 2010 12:01 pm

PTFlea

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Cap'n Clutch wrote:Alfie can become only the 5th player in history to be a point a game player at age 37 and have almost no one notice.

I read that too - amazing stuff.

584Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread - Page 39 Empty Re: Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread on Fri May 28, 2010 12:04 pm

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It's pretty scary to think that his days are numbered and that pretty much no one could ever take his place.

585Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread - Page 39 Empty Re: Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread on Fri May 28, 2010 12:05 pm

PTFlea

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SeawaySensFan wrote:It's pretty scary to think that his days are numbered and that pretty much no one could ever take his place.

Ever?

586Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread - Page 39 Empty Re: Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread on Fri May 28, 2010 12:09 pm

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Donovan could if he got 30+ minutes a game.

587Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread - Page 39 Empty Re: Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread on Fri May 28, 2010 12:11 pm

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SpezDispenser wrote:
SeawaySensFan wrote:It's pretty scary to think that his days are numbered and that pretty much no one could ever take his place.

Ever?

It's not a stretch to say "ever".

588Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread - Page 39 Empty Re: Daniel Alfredsson Appreciation thread on Fri May 28, 2010 1:31 pm

PTFlea

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SeawaySensFan wrote:
It's not a stretch to say "ever".

They said Sakic could never be replaced but Duchene looks like he's about to take on 99.9% of his characteristics etc. - and he debuted on the night Sakic retired.

For me personally the landscape of the NHL has changed. Coming up through the ranks there's a ton more emphasis put on two-way play, leadership etc. I don't think it's a stretch to think we'll find another Alfie at some point.

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