Each Friday throughout the regular season Kevin Weekes will be bringing you his Friday Four in his Weekes on the Web blog. He will be blogging about four players, teams, plays, trends or really four of whatever in the NHL that have caught his eye.
This week I'm looking at a big night in Canada's capital city and three teams, with some good and some bad mixed in:
1. Alfie's big night in Ottawa
I spoke to a few people in the Ottawa Senators hierarchy earlier this week and the big thing for them was there were great lines of communication between general manager Bryan Murray, owner Eugene Melnyk and Daniel Alfredsson. The communication was honest, respectful, and collectively they decided that what happened Thursday made the most sense for Alfredsson.
Obviously he's a lifetime Senator and they really wanted to do this for the organization, for the player/person that Alfredsson is, and for their fans. They really felt like this was the right thing to do, especially with them being a relatively young franchise comparatively speaking to other teams in the League.