Should the Sens trade Alfredsson?

I am really wondering why this still hasn’t been talked about alot, given the conversation over a Sundin departure.

Alfredsson has proven he’s not an amazing captain, and TSN got a clip of him once, and he said to his ROOKIE goalie Ray Emery “Jesus Christ, you’re playing like shit… that guy couldn’t stop a beachball”. That’s not an EXACT quote, but it’s pretty damn close.

I say, trade him, he’s an amazingly talented player, so he’d bring in alot of return, but I don’t see him in that leadership role. Trade him for a slightly younger talented guy, and to fill in the leadership up front, sign Brendan Shanahan, and get a new guy.

Maybe Gagne? Naslund? Both the Canucks and Flyers are bound to make some big changes. Could be good trading partners.

Comments?

-L


71 Responses to Should the Sens trade Alfredsson?

  1. habsoverserver says:

    That is stupid on so many levels. Think about the $7 mil in incremental salary Washington would have to take on the deal. Think about how worthless a first round pick from Ottawa is. Think about the value of trading Chara who is an imending free agent next month. Then imagine what the fan reaction in Washington would be if Ovechkin, the most exicting player in the world, was traded.

    You are basicly suggesting Alfie for Ovechkin. Why not trade Redden for Crosy while you are at it? Then pick up Phaneuf for a third rounder and a bag of pucks. With the salary you save I bet you could sign Sakic and Shanahan.

  2. FlamingHomer says:

    Alfredsson to Calgary and Sutter will turn him into a solid 15 goal a year two way player.

  3. LeafsLeafsLeafs says:

    Sutter needs to change his coaching style and stop plucking old guys from other teams, all the vets they added crippled his lineup come playoff time.

  4. blindref says:

    I think Alfie would have to try really hard to degrade into a 15 goal a year 2 way player since right now he’s a solid 40 goal a year 2 way player.

  5. blindref says:

    Maybe Sutter should stop imitating the Leafs…is what you’re saying?

  6. JannettyTheRocker says:

    Thanks, likewise. Good luck to the Sabres……Hope to meet you guys in the Finals.

    GO OILERS GO!!!!

  7. JannettyTheRocker says:

    Maybe you’re right……I wasn’t crazy about Peca in the regular season. He’s overpayed for how he performed all season……

    But come playoff time, he’s proving that his ability to win faceoffs, play physical, play defense, and score the occasional goal at the right time is valuable. He plays with a lot of grit, something that Ottawa is missing. Georges Laraque is obviously a physical player, is tough to get off of the puck, and would be great for protecting some of Ottawa’s star players. And I through Matt Greene in the mix because he’s got a lot of upside as a defensive prospect. He’s proven to be a solid defenseman. But the truth is that I threw green in to the trade offer as he’s pissing me off with his stupid penalties that he takes……..

    In the end this was a trade proposal, but obviously, it needs some tweeking.

    GO OILERS GO!!!

  8. bleed_penguins says:

    “I garuntee no euro will ever take his team to a cup”

    The exact reason the leafs, habs, canucks and sens didnt have any success and the exact reason they wont win a cup unless they change captains!!!!

  9. bleed_penguins says:

    Let me go on record by saying that if Ottawa had had any form of decent leadership they would have won the cup. They had by far the best team, even with Emery in net. They had 0 leadership and Alfredsson needs to be traded to a team where he can be a crafty euro and let the leading be done by a true leader, a Canadian.

  10. wayne2 says:

    If we trader Alfredson to Edmonton we have to have fair value something like Alfredson for Peca and Torres.

  11. LeafsLeafsLeafs says:

    Calgary was expected to go far in the playoffs, actually they were a favourite to win the cup, so seeing as how the Leafs have never been a Stanley Cup favourite team they have played up to expectaions where as Calgary got to the promised land then dropped the map and went ass backwards in a circular direction only to find themsleves back to square one.

    Its people like you that give this site a bad rep, I post constructive criticsm and then you take it personal, move the conversation off topic and then proceed to regurgitate useless comments about the Leafs and their past follies. Get with the program and stop living the troglodyte life style.

  12. LeafsLeafsLeafs says:

    He is only producing like that because he played with Spezza and Heatley all year. They took him away from them in the playoffs and look what he produced, 2 goals, 1 empty netter and 1 two man advantage goal with eyes, and a few assists. But, you wouldn’t know anything about that since you’re a blind ref whose probably blind because he has his head stuffed far up his own ass.

  13. Aetherial says:

    Can’t agree…I would still rather have Alfredsson than Tanguay

    BTW, playoff stats:

    Tanguay: Games 83, points 50

    Alfredsson: Games 79, Points 58

    Tell me again who is “>>>>” in the playoffs?

  14. Aetherial says:

    He is EASILY worth Zetterberg or Gaborik.

    He is probably not worth Malkin, although we really don’t know that.

  15. Aetherial says:

    Do you mean Wade “Front-row-seat-for-series-ending-goal” Redden?

    Yeah Redden is a great player, but he is probably more to blame than anyone for Pomminville’s goal.

  16. Aetherial says:

    You don’t trade him for precisely the reason you gave that makes him attractive trade bait.

    Sure, if you got equal return, go for it. Considering his contract though, you would be VERY hard-pressed to get equal return.

    Hmmm … how about Alfredsson for Richards?

  17. hossa318 says:

    Trade Alfie ? Well that depends…on what you can get for him in return. You don’t just trade him for a bag of pucks. All you people suggesting Bertuzzi, no thanks, hes probably a bigger underachiever then Alfie is.

    And I don’t want to see any more Euro’s coming to this team. I am european lol, but I swear only 1 in 10 actually try in the playoffs. Ottawa needs grit. They need players that leave it all on the ice, Fisher type players. They don’t need more talent they have plenty of that. Grit and experience.

    Look at edmonton, you think they win games based on their skill level ? No they win because they want it more and not to mention they have the Smyth’s probably the best C and A combo in the league.

    In all honesty I say get rid of MUCKLER before you let him turn this team into a total joke. Let Murray run the team and bring in a new coach. Muckler is a moron he feeds our players all this b/s about *****y and then look what happens. Now everyone hates the sens. Hes too old and can’t think straight.

    GO MUrrAY GO

  18. guinsfan4life says:

    I don’t think you say say he is untouchable unless you can get a player or players who will improve your team. If someone comes up with an offer to take him for a good quality young player you gotta make the move.

    I am of the opinion that if we can loose with you–then we can certainly loose without you and with someone else.

  19. i_know_hockey says:

    alf has always produced… even prior to playing with spez-dispenser and heatley, he had 4 straight 70 pt seasons.. id take that on my team any day

  20. leafs_suck_sens_rule says:

    I miss blaming Patrick Lalime

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