Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson turns 40 years old today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALFIE!
However, with the warm wishes being sent the captain’s way, the milestone date brings to front of mind the sobering fact that his stellar career is winding down and we have seen the best of the captain on the ice in the rear view mirror. And, unfortunately, we may have seen the last of his talent and leadership on the ice.
If the lockout is not resolved within the next month the entire season will be scrubbed and Ottawa fans will most likely be deprived of seeing the #11 ever skating around the ice ever again since obviously, as soon as he does retire, the number will be raised to the rafters of Scotiabank Place.
If the season is lost, then I can’t see Alfredsson sticking around, keeping himself in shape for another summer to play again.
It is just one of the reasons that we all want a swift end to the lockout and a deal between the NHL and NHLPA.