Do you think Daniel Alfredsson was aiming at the Ducks captain near the end of the second period?
Could this play be a turning point for the Ducks? Will it give them any extra motivation to finish off the Senators at home in Anahiem?
Have your say in our forum.
There are lots of dirty players in the league, Alfredsson is not one of them. There are better captains in the league, but only one other had gotten his team just as far this year. Judge him by how he rallies the troops tonight, not on how one idiotic reporter trying to fabricate a story tells you to.
Rick, 2007-06-06 14:01:09
We can speculate as much as we want, but majority doesn't rule. Only Alfredson knows the truth. However, it is amazing how quickly many will consider the worst. Try a slapshot people. How many times do players wind up for a shot and completely miss the net? When it happens (probably several times a game), do people assume, oh, he was aiming for the boards! Neidermayer is not pissed about it because he knows deep down that it was an accident. Playing the victim is good strategy and a motivator for his team. He has absolutely nothing to gain coming out and saying he thought it was an accident.
Tom, 2007-06-06 13:09:46
To quote from a comment aimed at the Senators, "Define Choke? As in how can .... be described as a "team that always chokes" OK! When a team NEVER lives up to expectations"
My response is that you muust mean like a certain team that wears blue and white? They have certainly had enough post-season opportunities in the last 40 years, without success.
Now, as for Alfie, maybe he did, maybe he didn't. Who cares? Despite comments about gutless, I have seen often enough that he really isn't afraid to take someone on "mano a mano" when warranted.
I certainly recall a few years ago, when a big brave TO tough guy decided to take on Arvadsen (not sure of spelling of that anymore), Alfie was the one who stepped up to stop that nonsense.
hankdatank, 2007-06-06 12:29:39
The NHL is really becoming a JOKE .............
Bryan Boughton, 2007-06-06 12:22:43
Sens fan or Leafs fan!
Really, what's the difference? One has Tucker, the other Neil. One has Krusty for 'C', the other Hasbeen for 'C'.
And you both are stuck with Bob Cole every weekend to ruin you're broadcasts!
Keith, 2007-06-06 12:00:08