A Stanley Cup ring is a shiny, mesmerizing thing. Alfredsson decided that with his time winding he had to make a drastic, bold move to take one last swipe at it.
Good luck to him. No matter what happens from here, his career will never be the same.
-Michael Grange of Sportsnet on Daniel Alfredsson leaving Ottawa to sign with Detroit. More from Grange on Alfredsson.