VIDEO: Daniel Alfredsson honored by Senators fans in return to Ottawa
Daniel Alfredsson was honored with a video tribute and warm welcome from Senators fans as he made his return to Ottawa for the first time as an opponent.
With the way things ended between Daniel Alfredsson and the Ottawa Senators, it was uncertain what the reaction would be when the former captain would return as an opponent for the first time. Despite a somewhat ugly final chapter that saw Alfredsson sign with the Detroit Red Wings in the offseason, the Senators legend was welcomed back warmly.
Honored with a video tribute by the team and a rousing ovation from fans, it seems as though the heartbreak so many felt when Alfredsson left was put aside temporarily to remember the positive moments, of which there were many.
Though most fans warmly greeted back the former captain, not everyone was in a forgiving mood. A small number of Senators fans held a “funeral” for Alfredsson Sunday evening.
Alfie funeral taking place outside CTC. pic.twitter.com/RjtlRcRtj0— Tyler Cooper (@ClericalBeats) December 1, 2013
Not sure what that's all about, but sports fans can be a tad dramatic at times.
The franchise leader in games played (1,178), goals (426), assists (682) and points (1,108) for the Senators, Alfredsson certainly has done more to outweigh an unceremonious end.
The 40-year-old is showing he still has plenty left in the tank with 19 points in 22 games with the Wings this year. Though he was hailed Sunday, perhaps his next few trips back to Ottawa won't be as welcoming.
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