Mendes on Sens: Crush the Alfie trade rumours

Alfredsson is having as much fun as I’ve ever seen him have around his teammates. His team is winning games and he’s a major reason for their recent success. Ask anyone who has been around this team and they’ll tell you that Alfredsson has been their best forward in the month of March.

This isn’t a 40-year-old passenger; this is a 40-year-old man is who is driving the bus.

And because the Senators are alive and well in the Eastern Conference playoff picture, we can officially kill those pesky Daniel Alfredsson trade rumors that popped up a couple of weeks ago.

When we went to the TD Garden on February 28, the Boston media swarmed Alfredsson inside the visitor’s locker room. The Sens captain spent several minutes answering questions about his future and whether or not he’d be open to a trade to a Stanley Cup contender at the deadline. He deftly deflected all the questions, saying that his first choice was to stay in Ottawa and that is where his focus was going to be moving forward.