Preparing for the Return of Alfredsson

SensChirp November 29, 2013 88
Preparing for the Return of Alfredsson

Over the course of his 17 years here in Ottawa, Daniel Alfredsson made an impression.

With his teammates, with the organization, with the fans and with the community he called home. He was and continues to be one of the truly great ambassadors of the game and will go down as the most popular sports figure in the history of this city.

And on Sunday night, Sens fans have an opportunity to say thanks.

You would be hard pressed to come up with a memorable moment in the history of this team that didn’t have #11 at the centre. His legacy in the red, black and gold is filled with moments that fans in this city will never forget. When he left Ottawa this summer, under extremely unfortunate circumstances, he closed the book on a legendary career in the Nation’s Capital. While there was clearly animosity between the two sides this summer, it will not stop the franchise from retiring his number when Alfie’s playing days are done. And while some have suggested that the chances of him returning to Ottawa after his career are non-existent, I still think it’s a relationship that can be mended at some point.

If you’re there on Sunday night, make sure you let Alfie know just how much he meant to this city.  The team is asking that fans arrive early as their will be a video tribute following the National anthems. It is a chance for fans to show their appreciation. I’m sure there will be a few misinformed fans that take that opportunity to boo but I’m confident that Sens fans will handle themselves with class.

You can be mad that he is gone. Be frustrated about the way he left. But fans should never forget what Daniel Alfredsson did for this team over the years.

Wear your Alfie jersey. Chant his name. Let’s give him the warm welcome he deserves.






  • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

    Meh…can we please refer to him properly now…Player number 11

  • LeafsSux

    If I was going to the game I would cheer and be okay with him leaving. But theres that funny feeling in my gut that there will be their fair share of boo’s….

    • SensChirp

      I fear the same. Wanted to clearly state where I stand, and what I’m hoping to see from fans, but would not be surprised to hear some boos.

      • Eugenius

        As much as I hate how things played out, I wouldn’t be able to bring myself to boo a great player that I grew up watching. He was undoubtedly the heart and soul of this franchise for so many years, and I think Sens fans will treat him with the respect that he deserves. Oh…and I hope we beat the wings 9-0……

  • luckan20

    A legend in Ottawa Senators standard. For me he is the only franchise player and the best ever captain Ottawa ever had or will have. Number 11 is the best Ottawa Senator and should rightfully retired his jersey, when he call it a quit.

  • luckan20

    One more thing. I still get pumped watching these highlights. He is in our franchise greatest to worst moments. It shows without a doubt why he will be remembered by current generation of Ottawa fans, He should be given standing ovation and the ones who boo are not true fans of Red Army. He was the main reason for Red Army. Go Alfie Go and Go Sens Go….

  • 65kwhissell19

    fans have the right to cheer him or boo him. if this was game 1 off the season he would off been boo there was so much anger against him. me for one love alfie but can never respect him like I use to. in my eyes he did the one thing he said he never due. abandon his team. he has said it 1000 times. to go to det. if he would off picked a team that has a chance to win a cup pit,bos,chi,sj.blues,min, then I could understand more but det in my eyes is closer to 10th in the league that has a chance. to me is det not a contending team and there days are number. but at the end off the day its his choice

    • spoons

      ya its hard cuz you want to show your appreciation for the guy but you also want to show your dissatisfaction with the way he left and how he handled that situation.

      • 65kwhissell19

        that’s what I was thing same thing its a weired ome lol

  • yawn

    cowpokes come
    and cowpokes go
    cowpokes come at
    the Wild West show

  • Luc Wolfe

    The thing that throws me off the most is alfie not playing in the outdoor game. Spezza in my mind can be a good captain but he needs the skills player too help him ease the process of being the captain. That being said I will clap from my living room .

    • Luc Wolfe

      Actually that might change since might be giving birth to our kid… so I might be clapping/cheering/appreciate alfie

    • TookieIs100PercentRight

      He’ll be playing in the Winter Classic vs. the Leafs so he’ll be in an outdoor game, anyway.

  • Sandy

    I will be there cheering. But my fear is too many blue & white jerseys thinking it may be fun to boo him….

    • iKarly65

      Wait, so fans of a team not even involved tomorrow are going to pay premium, inflated ticket prices to go see a rival team simply to boo a guy that used to play for them? …

      Fine with me. I can’t afford to pay the prices the Sens decide to charge on a game by game basis, so if some people want to pay to support the home team that they despise, it’s still money in the Sens pockets.

      • JevCor

        Sadly… yes there will be quite a few.

        • TookieIs100PercentRight

          No, there really aren’t. Leafs fans don’t care about anything but their team. Anyone booing will be Senators fans. Senators fans, unlike Leafs fans, aren’t one big mass of hivemind. Some still love Alfie an others are resentful. There will be a mixed reaction, as befits our grandiose and evolved fanbase.

  • Chris

    Il be at the game, no doubt he’l got a LONG standing O as he should for all hes done for this city. With all that said I hope the sens stick it to him real good this time again and come out with another blow out win against this Detroit team. Make Alfie regret his decision!

    ps. START THE LEHNER!

  • Jacques

    I will be there coming up from Montreal. Bought a 3 pack this year and am anxious to give my hero Alfie a standing O.

  • T K

    He’ll get his well deserved cheers. I’ll be among them.
    You have to keep in mind that if anyone boos him, it’s because they admitted him and now feel brokenhearted/disappointed so even those people have had some measure of love for Alfie.

    Despite all that, I hope that Dr Jekyll shows up for this one and keeps the record a perfect 3-0 versus Detroit.

    • SensChirp

      Completely agree. Once the puck drops, he’s just another Red Wing and the priority becomes getting those two points.

      • T K

        I’ll probably even wear my Alfie jersey that I haven’t worn since that playoff game in Bingo where this guy called Dave in the beer line asked me about it.

  • LeafsSux

    Maybe this will lighten the mood.. :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHmnGW7bCdo

  • jasonontheoldsenschirp

    I’m just hoping the Sens will win the friggin game.

  • Floridasensfan

    Another give him a good cheer and welcome and then get Lehner his first shut out. 6-0 would be nice.
    spank them bad is my hope.

  • SensChirp
  • Floridasensfan
    • sprucesens

      decent song. nice find. hopefully we do as it says though!

  • Adam Wood

    I used to post on here as AlfieforMayor11 but I haven’t had much to really say since the day Alfie left. There has honestly been a dark cloud over this organization since the day he walked away. Not because he left, but because of all the distractions with our owner Mr Melnyk and how much of a loudmouth this guy really is.

    I was hoping the team would show up this fall and play lights out to really put all those distractions on the back-burner but that hasn’t happened. Other than the 6-1 win over Detroit on October 23rd we haven’t seen our hockey club put in a full 60 minutes this season, and this is really discouraging. Last season we made the playoffs because of our strong goaltending, tremendous work ethic and team chemistry. I haven’t seen many signs of the pesky Sens yet this year.

    Tomorrow’s game is the perfect time to turn this season around. It has to start now. We’re 7 points back of a playoff spot with teams like Tampa Bay and Toronto starting to look vulnerable. The boys need to start winning and gaining some ground in the standings ASAP. What better way to turn your season around than against Alfie and the wings on home ice.

  • FistsofNeil25

    I used to post on here as AlfieforMayor11 but I haven’t had much to
    really say since the day Alfie left. There has honestly been a dark
    cloud over this organization since the day he walked away. Not because
    he left, but because of all the distractions with our owner Mr Melnyk
    and how much of a loudmouth this guy really is.

    I was hoping the team would show up this fall and play lights out to
    really put all those distractions on the back-burner but that hasn’t
    happened. Other than the 6-1 win over Detroit on October 23rd we haven’t
    seen our hockey club put in a full 60 minutes this season, and this is
    really discouraging. Last season we made the playoffs because of our
    strong goaltending, tremendous work ethic and team chemistry. I haven’t
    seen many signs of the pesky Sens yet this year.

    Tomorrow’s game is the perfect time to turn this season around. It
    has to start now. We’re 7 points back of a playoff spot with teams like
    Tampa Bay and Toronto starting to look vulnerable. The boys need to
    start winning and gaining some ground in the standings ASAP. What better
    way to turn your season around than against Alfie and the wings on home
    ice

    • aegiszx

      Eugene is giving Mark Cuban a run for his money, the only difference is that Cuban actually has money (and now a championship with the Mavs) to back it up.

  • FistsofNeil25

    What really concerns me about this team is our new captain. I know I’ll take some heat for this comment but I’m really starting to wonder if he is going to be a quality captain. All the early signs point to no. I was in favor of naming Spezza the new leader of this team, but his play this year has been so frustrating.

    I don’t know what he’s like in the locker room or on the bench, but he isn’t leading by example on the ice what so ever. During the last 82 game season in 2011-2012, his game finally took off. He became a solid all round player, he was more responsible with the puck, he worked his ass off, carried his linemates, and he was able to put the team on his back. He was an elite player without a hole in his game.

    Fast forward to this season and he’s back to his old ways. He’s so careless with the puck, soft on the back check, he almost looks lazy. He sure as hell isn’t leading by example. If I was his teammate there is no way I could be inspired by his play.

    I’m sick of people making excuses for him like he hasn’t had the same two wingers all season, or we can’t expect an offensive star like him to be able to play a complete game. It’s all bullshit. I’m not putting all the blame on him but he should take a ton of responsibility for the start they’ve had this season.

    Maybe the back surgery and groin problems have limited his one ice performance, but he just needs to play smarter and make better decisions with the puck. It’s time for the captain to step up!

    • SensChirp

      Spezza could be better but to blame him for the team’s early season struggles really isn’t fair. The defence has been atrocious and Craig Anderson has stunk. Forwards have been fine, in my opinion.

      • FistsofNeil25

        Like I said, I don’t put all the blame on him, but he certainly deserves his fair share of criticism right now. It’s like you just said, he can be better. We expect better.

        I want to see him evolve as a player Chirp, especially with that C on his chest. A team’s Captain needs to lead on the ice and he doesn’t appear to be doing that. There’s so more room for his careless turnovers and lackluster defensive play.

        He needs to be better. He can be better. When a team is struggling like the Sens are they look to their leaders. This is Spezza’s team now and they need him to step up. You can’t tell me you disagree with that, can you?

        • sprucesens

          i agree, spezza was given the C and now he needs to show the leadership on ice. When the team is losing or struggling, its not just yelling in the dressing room. Sometimes the best way to get the team going is to go out, work your ass off both directions and score a big goal. He can’t be floating around waiting for the game to come to him.

          No, he isn’t even close to the biggest problem on the team. But he is single handedly the most responsible for getting the team back on track and should do so by leading on the ice. Hopefully he will take it to heart, when the fans cheer alfie for his first time ever in CTC without a sens jersey on. And he’ll see how much a leader gets recognized, and maybe even be inspired to play like a true captain.

      • TookieIs100PercentRight

        It is fine. Spezza’s line gives more scoring chances against than it does for and he’s the pivot on that line. The team needs a player that will lead the charge back when it’s down or needs a lead and right now that’s Bobby Ryan. It should be our captain, leading the way offensively and defensively

    • Jacques

      Dude, I agree. I think he’s one of if not the biggest problem on the team. He’s a minus 11 and lord knows he’s been on the iced for a bunch of Power play goals against too(why play your worst defensive guy short handed is beyond me,MaCLean should have his brain examined!). He’s atrocious defensively. We need to get him wingers, bull crap. He’s hard to play with cuz he has no structure to his game. As a winger, you have no f-ing clue what he’s going to do and defensively in his own zone it’s like he doesn’t know his role. I have trouble enjoying the games right now cuz I’m fixated on watching what he does and man o man does he make mistakes, plus not to mention his lack of effort.

      I would be tempted to see if Winnipeg would trade us
      Kane straight up for Spezza. We’d have TUrris with Ryan, and then Zibby with Kane. The real money between Spezza and Kane matches up. Then we could have Pageau centering the third line. This would complete the rebuild, cuz sorry to all the Spezza lovers we ain’t winning anything with him. Used to love the guy none end but man he isn’t the same. Winnipeg could use a big centerman, we have Zibby ready to roll. And those who say TUrris isn’t a first line enter are full of S _ _ T!

      • Sensnation

        I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at your assessment. I guess if +/- is the only stat you look at responding is a waste of time, but Spezza is elite not only because he scores on the power play. He’s one of the best faceoff men in the league. Also, there’s a reason PM puts him on the PK, his defensive game has grown to that level, he is not the worst defensive player on this team and most of his mistakes are turning it over in the offensive zone, which has nothing to do with PK and more to do with a lack of chemistry with his linemates. Anyone who wishes stuff like this just doesn’t understand the NHL game or properly appreciate how hard he would be to replace!

        Also, Winninpeg would not want that trade straight up, Kane is up and coming and their franchise cornerstone, Spezza is aging. I love how you throw Spezza under the bus but then think he’d still fetch that much in a trade. Might as well ask for Crosby or Kessel while you’re at it.

        • Jacques

          Plus/minus isn’t the only thing I look at I can see with my own two eyes what’s going on with Spezza. He’s terrible out there, he’s dancing only in the offensive zone and doing nothing in the other 140 ft of the rink. I watched him standing still against the boards in the neutral for a good 10 seconds one game. Move your feet man!

        • Jacques

          His defensive game has grown , that’s the biggest crock I’ve ever heard. He wants you to believe that. Listen I played competitive Football and you have more respect for the running back who gains the tough yards and can block like a champ for his QB than a guy who can just score touchdowns and nothing else. If you don’t play a complete game you’re a big phony as a leader. I like Spezza and demand more from him – he’s paid more than anyone else on the team. But I don’t think he can deliver it! Hope he proves me wrong.

          • Sensnation

            So adding the C to a player should make him someone different than he’s been his whole career? Now that’s a crock!

        • TookieIs100PercentRight

          ” Also, there’s a reason PM puts him on the PK, his defensive game has grown to that level, he is not the worst defensive player on this team and most of his mistakes are turning it over in the offensive zone”
          The other team takes 54.9% of shot attempts while Jason is on the ice, and that’s at 5 v 5! He’s scored two goals in his last 10-12 games…come on man, you’re the captain, do better and carry the team!

      • TookieIs100PercentRight

        Kane is a wingerr, this doesn’t solve our current problem and Kane has a massive goal drought right now too. Pass.

        • SenaTHOR

          Spezza is like Karlsson. Much better offensively.

        • sprucesens

          it would move zibby to 2C, and turris as 1C. lines would likely be:
          MacAruthur-Turris-Ryan
          Conacher-Zibanejad-Kane
          Filler-filler-filler
          filler-filler-neil
          unless we were able to call up others to take conacher’s spot

    • Sandy

      It is an adjustment for Spezza as well. He took over captaincy from the best Senator in team history. Personally I will give him a lot longer than 2 months to decide what type of captain he will be. He will be a different one than what Alfie was.. But he needs time to prove that..
      Maybe he is taking too much responsibility in trying to do too much.. He just has to get back to playing the way Spezza can play — which is a good player.. The rest will take care of itself.
      Hopefully it starts tomorrow. They have beaten Detroit twice at the Joe….can that continue at home where they desperately need a win.
      I’m going to the game and will be cheering for Alfie in the pre-game ceremony.. probably shedding a few tears like I did reading that Silver Seven article. But after the puck drops.. it’s the Sens and only the Sens I will be cheering for.
      And those Leaf fans that sit behind us this season — if they open their mouth just once to boo him.. they will hear it from me.

  • esk

    I will be at the game, with my alfie jersey on..cheering. One more year chant?!

  • aegiszx

    Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls.
    Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers.
    Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers.
    David Beckham, Man United.

    No matter where those guys went, the fact of the matter is, their legacies were built with one team, and theyll be forever engraved in those teams– every team after is just a blip.

    Daniel Alfredsson, Ottawa. Senators.

    We will never forget, but some day we will forgive.

    • Abner

      Five years from now, people will look at a picture of Alfie in a Wings jersey the same way we look at pictures of Gretzky in a Blues jersey now.

  • Sandy

    I’m sure most of you have seen the two previous videos by these Sens fans — here is their latest… They do a really good job.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzxj1eCcb4g

    • Jacques

      They’re pretty funny.

    • 65kwhissell19

      wow I think that even touched me a little. now im sad

      • TookieIs100PercentRight

        A ittle too much, erm…”artistry” in there for me. Get some crunching riffs, an exploding drummer and a mockup of Stonehenge and you’re off.

    • WaitingSince92

      This is too much, I can’t stop laughing. The Alfie/Jesus thing really got me! The guy’s need to be shirtless was pretty funny too though.

  • Jacques

    Any stream for the bingo game tonight? I want to watch a good competitive game!

    • Sandy

      I tried to find one last night… couldn’t..

  • Jacques

    Stone not playing has he been called up?

  • Jacques

    Hoffman and DaCosta each with a goal and a helper 3-2 Bingo in third. shots are 8-0 bingo halfway through the 3rd period.

  • Eugenius

    Watching the Minny/Avs game…love watching the Avs play. Far more intense than the Sens. I wonder if the boys watch these games and think “Yeah, we work that hard every night…” Not even close (other than a few guys).

  • Eugenius

    Not a long-term fix to the Sens’ problems, but I wonder what the asking price is for Erat and Orlov……Surprised Murray hasn’t done anything yet. I think he’s more restricted by a lack of attractive/tradable assets than he is by Eugene’s pocketbook.

  • hq8

    sooo now that maclean has benched cowen – remains to be seen what happens tmrw though – how long do you guys think he sits greening? or does Greening’s goal in caps game save him for a little more.

    • Eugenius

      I think he’ll stick around. I would imagine that the coaching staff appreciates his work ethic and physicality. Looks like he spends his summers practicing puck skills with Anton Volchenkov though………

  • FistsofNeil25

    Can someone please explain to me why Hoffman hasn’t been recalled yet? He had another great game again tonight. His goal was a thing of beauty and his set up on Da Costa’s goal was pretty as well. The guy is top 5 in AHL scoring.

    I know we’re a budget team, and I know we’re carrying a full roster, but I really question whether management and the coaching staff are doing everything they can to ice the best team at the moment when Hoffman is sitting down in the minors.

    The guy has decent hands, a nice release, but most importantly he has blazing speed and that’s something the forward group from the big club is lacking right now. Something has to be done to create a roster spot for him ASAP.

    • hq8

      $$$$ thats why. and its shameful……to say the least.

    • Sensturion

      I think it’s less a money issue and more, the only people that can be sent down are Zibanejad, Grant and Boro. Someone has to be sent down for him to come up. Who should it be?

  • Harry

    I was watching the video on Sportsnet about his return tomorrow and I did not now Alfie sold his house in Kanata to Robin Lehner. Interesting tidbit.

  • Guess Who

    I just hope that when Mac talks to the players before today’s game, he drives home the importance of playing a 60-minute 200-foot game. Such play is why they were pesky last year. Anyone who won’t play a 60-minute 200-foot game has no business being in the NHL as far as I’m concerned and I certainly don’t want such a lazybones on my favourite team. So play a 60-min 200-ft game like you did last year and usurp TOR for that final playoff spot…and go further!

  • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

    I just hope Lehner starts.

    • Luc Wolfe

      Go sens go go alfie go!

  • Mexican Baby Jesus

    I hope the team makes Krusty rethink his decision

    • Sensturion

      I’m pretty sure we’re wayyyy past that point. Alfredsson is probably thinking “Woo! That was a close one!”

  • ZaZa

    Would it be nice if everyone stood up at the 11:11 mark of
    today’s Sens game and chanted “ALFI” for one last time. That would be
    the perfect send off for the greatest captain the Sens ever had.

  • Floridasensfan

    Well it sure would (will) be nice to see the applause shake the building and a standing ovation. Alfie Bled Sens for most of his career and he deserves it, even if he made a poor decision to leave.
    If you are still mad at Alfie for leaving and want to boo him, consider cheering him is the only way he will regret leaving Ottawa, to boo him will just get a glad I left from him.
    Also give some consideration to the team, they also want to see him honored tonight for his long service to the sens, to disrespect him and boo him is disrespectful to the team.

    Anyways still have not changed my stance that upon puck drop we lay a beating on them and win the game, lots of season left and we play better when the odds are against us anyways.

    Go Sens GO

  • hq8

    couple of things:
    1. maclean says sens have respected elite teams and not respected non-elite teams enough. dont think thats true based on the sens performances against ANA and SJS at home when those two were on back-to-backs on long road trips.

    2. sens have become the master of extremes: when they are good, they look really really good and when they are bad they look really really bad. i want to know where this team’s median/middle is, where is the normal?

    3. tonight is another momentum game. a win tonight gives the sens another opportunity to turn the tide and turn it strong. a loss tonight though might go as far as taking away all the positives from the previous two wins against detroit.

    4. they better not start anderson. the remaining games are not worth taking a whim on.

    5. Bryan Murray has been great at fleecing teams when giving up stagnating/slumping sens assets (e.g. foligno for methot, rundblad for turris). but he has not been so good at making other teams overpay for his good assets (bishop for conacher).

    6. also i hope they keep cowen benched tonight.

    • Floridasensfan

      Bishop for Conacher and a pick I think was it not. 3rd or 2nd can’t remember.

      • hq8

        it was a 4th round pick. yes. Bishop has 14 wins on the season – basically anchoring Tampa to a playoff spot while they dont even have stamkos on the roster.

        • sprucesens

          kinda like anderson last year when we didn’t have spezza, karlsson, michalek, cowen….

          • hq8

            actually……kinda like himself when anderson also joined spezz, karlsson, michalek and cowen. that pesky run that we all got so fond of, that was lehner and bishop making it possible with out of this world goaltending.

            im going to be honest, i was totally for trading Bishop based on Andy’s performance since becoming a senator. however, i think maybe keeping him would have been a the smarter albeit tougher thing to do. if a trade had to be made, should have been to the western conference for more than just conacher+4th. i think the sens got dummied in that trade now. conacher really cant fit anywhere in our lineup. too small for top 6 role and not as grindy for our bottom 6. it doesnt help that sens are stacked with bigger bodies in their depth chart (he is the smallest guy) and also that pageau has more upside. now the edmonton offer for bishop doesnt look so bad considering the sens still would have gotten a more fitting bottom sixer along with a 2nd rounder and a 3rd rounder.

  • NickofTime

    I hope the fans start the 11:11 chant as they used to do for him too. It was a great ride while it lasted, thanks for the memories, a great player, a better person & humanitarian. I wish him & his family a very Merry Christmas & all the best in the New Year.

  • Aaron 2.0

    Any line-up notes ahead of today’s game?

  • FistsofNeil25

    Is it too dramatic to say that this is one of the biggest regular season home games Ottawa has ever had? If there’s a time to turn their season around it’s tonight. The crowd will be into this one from the very start.

    I’ll cheer as loud as I can for Alfie in the pre-game ceremony. I don’t hold anything against him for leaving. At this point I really can’t blame him for wanting to chase a cup dream elsewhere.

    He’s on pace for 21 goals and 66 points in 77 games this season, which by today’s standards would mean he’s worth every penny of his salary demands. I still can’t believe how the organization dropped the ball on this one.

    If Melnyk wasn’t such a cheap bastard we could have kept Alfie, signed MacArthur, and traded for Bobby and still had enough cap room left over to pursue a legitimate top pairing defenseman. Alfie would be the perfect winger for Spezza right about now..

    Anyways, what’s done is done. Hopefully Alfie gets the reception that he deserves tonight and the Sens come out on top with a big win.

    Go Sens Go!

  • Sandy

    Read on Hockeybuzz comments that HNIC is saying Tim Murray is a candidate for the GM job in Buffalo.
    Hope not.. he should follow Bryan in Ottawa.
    But then again, maybe he wants to run a team that has no budget…
    I will be cheering and clapping for Alfie during the ceremony… once the puck drops. it’s all Sens.

  • FistsofNeil25

    Oh no, TSN to have a live interview with Melnyk before the game. What’s he going to say to embarrass us Sens fans this time?

  • Mat

    Glad to see so many people indicating that they will cheer Alfie. He deserves nothing less from us. We were lucky to have a player of his character for so long.

    Booing him could have consequences a lot of people aren’t even considering. What message does it send to other players who would consider committing to this team and community long term?? Think Karlsson will be inclined to stay here if we treat his good friend like shit? Same for Lehner, Mika, Turris, Ryan, etc…

    Sens fans need to be respectful today. But mostly, they need to be smart.

  • Floridasensfan

    NHL Network on Center ice playing past Alfie games, titled vintage games,

    If anyone interested

  • SensFanInMTL

    Judging by the lack of comments here, it appears almost everyone made it down to the game. Should be a great one, cannot wait to see all the festivities surrounding this afternoon.

  • WaitingSince92

    My hope for tonight is that the cheering/applause completely drown out the scattered booing. It will make me sad as a Sens fan to hear fans booing Alfie.

    A lot of games in December (game every other day until Christmas and 3 back-to-backs). Some tough opponents and some easier ones some road games and some home games, but no excuses. This month will determine if we’re really as bad as we’re playing right now, or if we can crawl back into playoff contention.

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