VIDEO: Daniel Alfredsson honored by Senators fans in return to Ottawa

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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.

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.

CBS Sports Writer

Chris Peters has been a hockey writer for CBS Sports since 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for numerous outlets and edited the United States of Hockey blog, covering the sport at all levels. Peters also... Full Bio

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