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Alfredsson willing to give up season (even if it's his last)

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08:24 AM ET 09.10 | More than most, Daniel Alfredsson has quite a bit riding on the outcome of a labor stoppage. Set to celebrate his 40th birthday in December, Alfredsson, who has played his entire NHL career in a Senators uniform, could probably use a little less wear and tear on the body if the season is shortened, but a cancelled campaign could be tough for him. "I don't know if it would be devastating," Alfredsson said during an interview Friday outside the Bell Sensplex. "I'm not saying I'm going to quit (playing) if there's no hockey this year. You'll have to quit some time. You don't always choose when that time comes. Preferably, you would like to, but I have no problem with the situation. I'm just a small piece of the puzzle."

Ottawa Sun

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September 10, 2012  08:45 AM ET

Easy stance to take Alfie...while "sittin on that sack of seeds"

September 10, 2012  08:47 AM ET
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Easy stance to take Alfie...while "sittin on that sack of seeds"

'Wildwood Weed"

September 10, 2012  09:07 AM ET
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'Wildwood Weed"

wow...was that a Jim Stafford song? I remember the tune...

September 10, 2012  09:17 AM ET
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wow...was that a Jim Stafford song? I remember the tune...

written when songs were allowed to be both funny and over 3 minutes and 20 seconds long

September 10, 2012  09:47 AM ET
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written when songs were allowed to be both funny and over 3 minutes and 20 seconds long

Those were the days.

September 10, 2012  09:51 AM ET

What's it all about, Alfie?

September 10, 2012  09:56 AM ET
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What's it all about, Alfie?

or just well written generally

September 10, 2012  10:11 AM ET
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Those were the days.[my friend]

We thought they'd never end.

September 10, 2012  10:12 AM ET
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Those were the days.

Guys like us we had it made.

September 10, 2012  10:14 AM ET

We could really use a man like Herbert Hoover again

September 10, 2012  10:27 AM ET

It is really up to the fans to teach the Owners/Bettman/Players a lesson that this **** has to stop every 7-8 years. Baseball fans didn't come back in 1995 after they cancelled the 1994 World Series, and they have had labor peace ever since in fear of another backlash. If the NHL season doesn't start on time, fans need to boycott the games when it is finally settled and just watch them on TV. I did this in 2005, as I cancelled my season tickets (had season tickets since 1986), unfortunately most of my fellow Flyer fans came back the first night and they sold out all year. The NHL relies on gate revenue more then any other sport, so until the fans start hitting the owners in their wallets and boycott these games, they will do this crap whenever a new CBA comes up, cause they know we'll come back when its over.

September 10, 2012  10:34 AM ET
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It is really up to the fans to teach the Owners/Bettman/Players a lesson that this **** has to stop every 7-8 years. Baseball fans didn't come back in 1995 after they cancelled the 1994 World Series, and they have had labor peace ever since in fear of another backlash. If the NHL season doesn't start on time, fans need to boycott the games when it is finally settled and just watch them on TV. I did this in 2005, as I cancelled my season tickets (had season tickets since 1986), unfortunately most of my fellow Flyer fans came back the first night and they sold out all year. The NHL relies on gate revenue more then any other sport, so until the fans start hitting the owners in their wallets and boycott these games, they will do this crap whenever a new CBA comes up, cause they know we'll come back when its over.

NHL Center Ice.

September 10, 2012  10:38 AM ET
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Easy stance to take Alfie...while "sittin on that sack of seeds"

Agreed. Easy for him to show his manliness under the present circumstances.

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September 10, 2012  10:50 AM ET
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We thought they'd never end.

that song depresses the hell out me now (Mary Hopkin, right?)

September 10, 2012  10:55 AM ET
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that song depresses the hell out me now (Mary Hopkin, right?)

Correct on Mary and it probably depresses you coz I think it came from an old Russian folksong. :-(

September 10, 2012  11:19 AM ET
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Correct on Mary and it probably depresses you coz I think it came from an old Russian folksong. :-(

aware of that sir. I actually have the single (on Apple Records)

September 10, 2012  11:36 AM ET
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aware of that sir. I actually have the single (on Apple Records)

We just got a 1992 6 cylinder Tempo for our youngest Daughter (124,000 original kms) , it has a cassette deck in it. As my youngest is a little metal head she and i had a great couple hours digging through my hundreds of boxed up cassettes. Her glove box is now loaded up with Zep,Sabbath,Van Halen, Ted Nugent etc etc. Deja -Vue all over the place looking in there.

 
September 10, 2012  12:28 PM ET
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We just got a 1992 6 cylinder Tempo for our youngest Daughter (124,000 original kms) , it has a cassette deck in it. As my youngest is a little metal head she and i had a great couple hours digging through my hundreds of boxed up cassettes. Her glove box is now loaded up with Zep,Sabbath,Van Halen, Ted Nugent etc etc. Deja -Vue all over the place looking in there.

nice collection.....except for Ted

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