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Alfredsson, Weiss on same line at Red Wings camp

Thursday, 09.12.2013 / 7:42 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / Training Camp 2013 blog

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Alfredsson, Weiss on same line at Red Wings camp

Daniel Alfredsson and Stephen Weiss skated together on a line with Johan Franzen when the Detroit Red Wings opened training camp Thursday.

Alfredsson and Weiss each signed this offseason as a free agent, leaving longtime relationships with their former team, the Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers, respectively.

For Alfredsson, the change did have some familiarity.

"It's not too different," Alfredsson said, according to The Associated Press. "I see a lot of similarities. I don't know if it's because [Senators coach Paul MacLean] in Ottawa was part of this organization for a long time and applied some of the ideas with some of his own. It's not far off. ... It looks like I should have a pretty easy time adjusting."

Weiss made the Stanley Cup Playoffs once in 11 seasons, two seasons back, in Florida. The Red Wings have qualified 22 straight seasons.

"It's really refreshing," Weiss told the AP in Traverse City, Mich. "They try to win the Stanley Cup every year and they going to try and do what they have to do to make that happen. That's awesome for me, coming here and try to do whatever I can to help out."

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