The One-Day Retirement Contracts & Daniel Alfredsson – Yay or Nay?


The announcment that fomer Philadelphia Eagles standout quarterback Donovan McNabb will sign a one day contract Monday so that he can retire as a member of the Eagles is just the latest in a long string of such hokey publicity stunts and it comes at an interesting time.

While it seems like a big deal to the player,

it seems as though it is done more for the player’s benefit than anything else.

It comes at an interesting time, in that I was having a conversation at a BBQ on the weekend and a friend brought up the potential for Daniel Alfredsson to sign a 1 day contract with the Senators before he announces his retirement.  Of the 4 people actively involved in the conversation, (3 of which were Sens fans), the opinions were split.  Two people (myself included) were adamantly against it and felt it would be a disrespect to the fans who perceive that he turned his back on them and the team to come back and retire as a Senator.

Apr 9, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Ottawa Senators right wing Daniel Alfredsson (11) reacts against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

On the other hand, for the fans who have Alfredsson’s back in the situation, they thought it would be a fitting end and a good tribute to a player who gave so much to the franchise and city and simply made a personal decision to finish his career in another location.

What do you think?