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Alfredsson A Perfect Fit For The Wings

from Bob Duff of the Windsor Star,

The Wings headed to Traverse City Tuesday and will undergo physicals and participate in their annual charity golf outing today before taking the ice Thursday. "It's different," Alfredsson said, laughing somewhat uncomfortably over the need to find a new comfort zone after so many years in Ottawa.

"I've been in one spot for a long time. It's exciting for me to come to a new organization, a new team, and try something else."

In terms of mere numbers, it's easier to decipher why the Wings would want Alfredsson. There are his 426 NHL goals, his 1,108 points, and his 13 seasons of 20 or more goals.

Adding up what Alfredsson brings to Detroit's mix is about vastly more than simple digits, though.

"He's been playing in the league for 17 years and a captain for 13 years," Zetterberg said. "That's a lot of experience.

"There's the skill factor he has with the puck, and he skates very well.

"He's a right-hander and that's something that's always nice to have on the power play.

"He's been playing as a D-man on the power play for many years, so it's a perfect fit for us."

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Da lil Guy's avatar

Strange to hear Alfredsson’s wife referred to as anything other than ‘Bibi’.

I’d be a little careful with playing Alfie as a defenceman on the powerplay, though - it’s been tried a number of times but never very successfully.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 09/11/13 at 09:03 AM ET

Primis's avatar

I’d be a little careful with playing Alfie as a defenceman on the powerplay, though - it’s been tried a number of times but never very successfully.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 09/11/13 at 09:03 AM ET

Have you SEEN who DET has tried there in recent memory?  I think Alfredsson would be just fine by comparison.

Posted by Primis on 09/11/13 at 12:44 PM ET

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Hmm… who would I prefer at the point Alfie or Sammy… yeah, I’m good with Alfie there.

Posted by I'm Orthodox 13 on 09/11/13 at 01:26 PM ET

Crater's avatar

I’m so excited for the season to start I could pee.

Posted by Crater from SoCal on 09/11/13 at 02:38 PM ET

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