Say What?!? – August 15

“When I did my last contract for four years ending in the (2012-13) season, I was asked to help the team manage the salary cap by adding on an extra year to my contract. I agreed. Each side fully expected I would retire and not play the 2012-13 season.”

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– Daniel Alfredsson of the Detroit Red Wings, speaking about his departure from the Ottawa Senators after 17 seasons.