|Would Alfredsson Accept a Trade to Boston?|
Here's Pierre LeBurn's take on the situation:
But in the event the injury-riddled club can’t overcome its massive loss of talent, it certainly raises the the question: What lies in Alfredsson’s future?
I can think of several contenders that would love to add him to the mix. Could Alfredsson be enticed to leave his one and only NHL club to take a shot at a first-ever Stanley Cup?
One team that I believe will show serious interest in Alfredsson, if and when the time is right, is the powerhouse Boston Bruins. With the trade of Tim Thomas’ contract, the B’s have lots of cap room to add pieces before the April 3 trade deadline.
The connections, of course, are obvious: GM Peter Chiarelli used to work in Ottawa’s front office and B’s captain Zdeno Chara is a former teammate of Alfredsson's. If there’s one team that could entice Alfredsson, I’m not sure there’s a better fit than Boston
Alfredsson's NHL days are dwindling as he is now 40 years old. With the blow of Erik Karlsson out for a substantial amount of time and the injury to Jason Spezza, it doesn't look like the Senators will be pushing to make a cup run.
On the short season, Alfredsson currently has 4 goals and 6 assists, which would put him second on the Bruins in points. He would also add a veteran presence to the team, something the Bruins have been trying to find since Mark Recchi retired after raising the Cup.
The question is, would Ottawa deal him? He has played 17 years for the Senators, and the Senators are not doing bad at this point (currently tied with the Bruins with 20 points), so if Ottawa's wheels fell off the track, then maybe the Bruins could pursue him. Then there is the connection with Peter Chiarelli and Zdeno Chara, which could help lure Alfredsson to accept a trade to Boston, and the thought of contending for a Stanley Cup could entice him as well.
We will have to see what happens from now until the trade deadline. The Bruins could really use someone to bolster the third line.
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