That’s one question that has been kicking around in my mind for some time. I kept looking at the last season at $1 million, which for many players is an end-of-career, take-it-or-leave-it throwaway year.
After making some $18 million on his current contract, could Daniel Alfredsson really be persuaded to come back and risk further injury and breakdown just to play out the string with a rebuilding team?
Well, Alfredsson has now given his clearest answer yet on the topic. He told Sportsnet Senators reporter (and Citizen prediction panelist) Ian Mendes that this could indeed be his last campaign:
“It all depends on how I feel, but I’m going to play like this is my last year and we’ll see how it goes. I think I approach it that way — that it could be the last one because you never know. I’m just going to give it everything I have and have no regrets looking back after.”
Of equal interest, Alfredsson hasn’t even ruled out going to another team if this is another lost campaign:
“That might change, but as of right now, I have no desire to do that. I haven’t even thought about it that way. I’m committed to stay here, but who knows: things could change come February or March. But right now, I’d say ‘no’ to that question.”
So the door is open to the possibility that the greatest Ottawa Senator of all time could hang them up as early as April, and might not even be a part of this team when he does.
How does that make you feel Sens fan?