Hockey News: Alfredsson Leaves Ottawa; Tyler Seguin Drama

Unlike recent trade deadlines that are normally all hype and no substance, free agent frenzy 2013 came as advertised.[TSN]

The biggest news of the day came out of Ottawa, as long time Senator and beloved captain Daniel Alfredsson left to chase a Cup. To a team that may or may not be any closer to a Cup than the Senators. [Senators Extra]

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Daniel Alfredsson (Icon SMI)

The Red Wings also picked up Stephen Weiss, but last we checked he’s not a defenceman, and unless Nick Lidstrom comes out of retirement there are some huge question marks on Detroit’s blueline. [Bleacher Report]

It was going take a lot to soften the blow of losing Alfie, but landing one of the best young power forwards in the game kind of helped. [6th Sens]

The Columbus Blue Jackets is the new destination NHL city. Ah the power of Bobrovsky. [SB Nation]

The biggest free agent fish on the market went home, and become the a prime candidate for a compliance buyout in a few years. [The Leafs Nation]

Jarome Iginla is a member of the Boston Bruins. Aaron Ward was right after all! [Metro News]

Jarome Iginla
Iginla probably has very little incentive to return to Pittsburgh after this ending. (Michael Ivins-USA TODAY Sports)

The Pittsburgh Penguins said goodbye to a few players in free agency, but Ray Shero corrected a mistake, signing former Penguin Rob Scuderi. [Trib Live]

And so the Minnesota Wild will officially take over as the most hated team in the league. [Puck Daddy]

After the St.Louis Blues missed out on just about everybody, they land center Derek Roy. [CBC]

The Philadelphia Flyers brought back goalie Ray Emery, deciding that after the Bryzgalov experiment failed, it was best to go with cheap goaltending to try and win a Stanley Cup. Yeah, this should end well. [Rant Sports]

Tyler Seguin’s parents aren’t thrilled with the way their son is being portrayed in the media. [Toronto Star]

The newest Dallas Stars forward has decided to close his Twitter account. That’s probably for the best. [Comcast]

Mikhail Grabovski ripped apart his coach after being bought-out, and is mysteriously yet to be signed by any other team.  [National Post]

And finally, Jaromir Jagr is slowly turning into the Brett Favre of hockey. [AP]