Alfredsson can’t see himself being traded to Bruins
While Daniel Alfredsson appreciates the way former Ottawa Senators front office man Peter Chiarelli has constructed the Boston Bruins franchise over the last six years and would feel comfortable with familiar faces like Zdeno Chara and Chris Kelly within the dressing room, don’t expect the 40-year-old Ottawa captain to be coming to Boston.
“[Boston] is a good team, but as far as me coming here I can’t see it,” said Alfredsson, who has four goals and 11 assists in 19 games this season. “Especially with the way that we’re playing ourselves, we’re trying to fight with Boston and Montreal in our division in order to get on top. That’s where my focus is.”
Alfredsson was one of the names on the short list of potential trade candidates that the Bruins are eying along with Daniel Briere, Jarome Iginla, Brendan Morrow, Stephen Weiss and Vinny Prospal.
It’s clear the Bruins would love to have that kind of big-ticket acquisition at the trade deadline; Alfredsson could do much to push Boston’s sixth ranked offense to an even higher level.
Could he fit in with the Bruins way of doing things?
“Oh yeah…definitely. [Alfredsson] has a lot of playoff experience,” said Milan Lucic. “I haven’t really heard his name floating around the rumor mill, but if we could get him that would a huge addition to our hockey club and group of forwards.”