Senators' Daniel Alfredsson says shortened NHL season could be good for fans, players

Senators forward Daniel Alfredsson instructs players during practice at the Bell Sensplex in...

Senators forward Daniel Alfredsson instructs players during practice at the Bell Sensplex in Ottawa, Ont., Jan. 7, 2013. (DARREN BROWN/QMI Agency)

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:14 AM ET

OTTAWA - If Daniel Alfredsson had his druthers, every NHL season would be 50 games long.

“Not just because I’m older,” said the Senators captain, who turned 40 last month. “It would make for better hockey, a better product overall, I guess.

“For me, selfishly, it’s not a bad thing.”

Coach Paul MacLean will decide if the team’s eldest statesman should even play that many. While Alfredsson says his back is good now, the busy schedule could take its toll on him and other veterans.



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