All-star game at home for Alfie?

Daniel Alfredsson might have been expected to be disappointed at not being selected. But he was also happy for the time off.

“It’s a great honour to be in the all-star game, but I think Erik is definitely the guy who deserves to be there,” said Alfredsson.

“I’m more than happy to spend time with the family.”

Next year, though, when the all-star game comes to Ottawa for the first time, Alfredsson might feel differently. He’ll be 38 then and it will be the only chance in his career to be in an all-star game before a hometown crowd.

“It’d be a lot of fun to be able to be in an all-star in your hometown,” he said.

“As of now, it’s not on the radar screen yet. But obviously that’s something that would be everyone’s dream.”

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