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On Sunday night, Daniel Alfredsson will make his much-anticipated return to Ottawa for the first time since suddenly bolting town as a free agent. Nike Shoes From China Outlet . The organization seems to be extending a small olive branch towards their former captain, as owner Eugene Melnyk confirmed to TSN 1200 this week that the Sens will have a video tribute for Alfredsson. The highlight reel will run just after the anthems are played and before the opening face-off, ensuring that the atmosphere inside Canadian Tire Centre will be electric. If Twitter, phone calls and e-mails to our radio station are any indication, there could be a mixed reaction for Alfredsson on Sunday. My gut feeling is that about 90 per cent of the crowd will applaud Alfredsson after the video tribute with a majority of people giving him a standing ovation. There will undoubtedly be a small murmuring of boos in the crowd, as some people felt Alfredsson betrayed the organization and city with his decision to sign with the Red Wings. In any event, Sunday does have the potential to be a polarizing moment for Alfredsson in Ottawa. But thats nothing new for the ex-captain, who is certainly used to being a lightning rod for criticism in this town. Heres a look at the five most polarizing and controversial moments of Daniel Alfredssons career with the Senators. 5. Shooting puck at Niedermayer In the dying moments of the second period in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, Alfredsson appeared to shoot the puck directly at Ducks defenceman Scott Niedermayer. In subsequent interviews, Alfredsson insisted that the puck was rolling around on his stick and he never intended to shoot the puck directly at the future Hall of Famer. But Niedermayers take on the situation was quite different as he certainly hinted that Alfredssons actions were intentional during his post-game interviews. "I wasnt happy. Theres no need to get hit with a puck at that point. But Im not going to say more than that," Niedermayer said at the time. Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle was even more blunt and accusatory in his post-game press conference. "I thought it was blatant shooting the puck at our player at the end of the period," Carlyle said. "You could tell he directed it toward him because he changed the shooting angle halfway through his wind-up. People have long memories." The Senators were down 2-1 in the series and many people suggested that Alfredsson was trying to do something to spark his team. But the Senators had just tied up the game 2-2 when Dany Heatley scored at the 18:00-minute mark of the period, so why would Alfredsson feel the need to jumpstart his team? Whatever the case, the Ducks ended up breaking the tie with a third-period goal by Dustin Penner to take a 3-1 stranglehold on the series. 4. The fake stick toss tribute to Sundin This was one of the funniest and wittiest things any player has ever done in the middle of an NHL game – at least thats the opinion of people who lived in Ottawa. As for those who reside in Toronto, they viewed this as a classless gesture by the Ottawa captain. Just a few days after Mats Sundin was suspended by the NHL for carelessly throwing his broken stick shaft into the crowd, Alfredsson found himself in a similar situation at centre ice at the Air Canada Centre. The Sens captain had broken his stick and, as a joke, he decided to do a mock stick toss into the crowd – emulating the Sundin incident. Whether you think it was funny or not, you do have to give Alfredsson credit for thing: Having the wherewithal to even think about pulling that stunt in the middle of an NHL game is pretty impressive. 3. The "probably not" comment After a 7-3 loss on home ice to the Penguins in Game 4 of the 2013 playoffs, Alfredsson was asked if his team could come back and beat Pittsburgh given the way the series was going. His answer of "probably not" generated a media firestorm, as many viewed the comment as defeatist and a sign the Sens captain was surrendering. Others felt Alfredsson was just being brutally honest and possibly trying to deflect some of the pressure away from his team. In the end, Alfredsson had to change his answer to "definitely not," after the Sens ended up losing Game 5 by a lopsided margin of 6-2. 2. The Pominville OT goal In the spring of 2006, the Senators bowed out rather meekly to the Buffalo Sabres in the second round of the playoffs. The Sens had been the Eastern Conferences top seed during the regular season, but ended up being eliminated in five games by Buffalo. The crushing blow came in the overtime period of Game 5, when Jason Pominville blew past Alfredsson – who was manning the point on the power play – and scored a shorthanded goal to win the series. While some fault could have been laid on Wade Redden and Ray Emery on that play, Alfredsson took the lions share of the blame. In the months that followed, a significant portion of the Sens fan base wanted Alfredsson traded – insisting that the Pominville incident was tangible proof that they could not win with the captain. By the fall of 2006, the cries to trade Alfredsson had become so loud that rumors were swirling about a potential deal with the Los Angeles Kings. Ironically enough, one year after the Pominville goal, Alfredsson would be the one to score a series-clinching goal in Game 5 against the Sabres, sending the Sens to the Cup Final for the first time in modern history. 1. The hit on Darcy Tucker With the score tied 2-2 and time running out in Game 5 of the 2002 playoff series between the Sens and Maple Leafs, Alfredsson delivered a controversial hit on Darcy Tucker. To add salt to the wound, while Tucker was writhing on the ice in pain, Alfredsson went to the front of the net and scored the eventual game-winning goal past Curtis Joseph. The Leafs bench was irate that no penalty was called on the play and the crowd at the Air Canada Centre chanted obscenities towards the officials. The hit on Tucker made Alfredsson public enemy No. 1 in Toronto and was the catalyst for why he started getting booed every time he touched the puck in a game involving the Leafs and Senators. Will the hit on Darcy Tucker make Alfredssons video montage on Sunday at Canadian Tire Centre? If it does, you can bet that portion of the video will receive a loud ovation from the Ottawa crowd. Fake Nike Shoes From China . 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Grangers name was printed by hand by a member of the public relations staff under the heading: "Updated Roster Additions," but the number on the sheet was not circled along with the other active players by the required deadline of 6:30 p. .com) - American Madison Keys grabbed a first- round victory on Sunday in a rainy start to the Apia International Sydney tournament.Drew MacIntyre doesnt know why at the age of 30 he hasnt started an NHL game. The journeyman goaltender can only go by what hes told. "Probably the main reason why I havent gotten a game while Ive been up is because I dont have NHL experience," MacIntyre said. "Thats the most frustrating thing." Listen to all the action on TSN Radio 1050 starting at 7:30pm et. Its hard to have experience without someone giving him a chance. "Chicken and egg thing," said his agent, Thane Campbell. "You have to get that right opportunity. Some of it is just luck -- being at the right place at the right time." MacIntyre is now in exactly the right place at the right time. With the Toronto Maple Leafs officially eliminated from playoff contention and Jonathan Bernier out with a knee injury, the Charlottetown product is set to make his first career NHL start Thursday night at the Florida Panthers. Its a long time coming for a veteran of 351 AHL games, 56 ECHL games and even two in the KHL. Along the way, he has seen Cory Schneider, Ben Scrivens and other goaltenders he competed against in the minors earn full-time NHL gigs. "It literally feels like every day I see one of the guys that Ive competed against for a while getting starts and becoming a No. 1 goalie in the NHL," MacIntyre said last month. "So that kind of thing can get frustrating because Ive competed pretty well against all those guys. Thats just more evidence that I believe that I can play here (in the NHL)." MacIntyres resume so far includes just five NHL appearances, all in relief. Two came for the Vancouver Canucks in 2007-08, two for the Buffalo Sabres in 2011-12, and the most recent one in March after James Reimer gave up three goals at the New Jersey Devils. On March 23, MacIntyre came in and stopped all 14 shots he faced. He saw that as something of an audition, which Thursday night can be, as well. "That enters your mind," he said. "I havent had that many opportunities. Theyve all been kind of getting thrown in there. ... Thats just the position that Im in where every summer Im hoping to get a job and scrambling to find something. I want to get a chance to compete for a backup role just to seee what I can do. Discount Nike Shoes From China. ." MacIntyre will likely be scrambling again this summer. The AHLs Toronto Marlies could go with a young goaltending duo of Garret Sparks and Christopher Gibson, leaving the career minor-leaguer to look elsewhere. Campbells sales pitch is that MacIntyre is a two-time AHL all-star, people know him around the league and hes "not too old." He said MacIntyre is considered one of the best No. 3 goalie options around, but where he might end up next season depends on trades and other player movement. If nothing else, MacIntyre shouldnt have to face the same questions he did last year after breaking his ankle playing for HC Lev Prague of the KHL, getting released and struggling to find a job anywhere. For a while, no team in the ECHL or Central Hockey League would sign him. While practising with the University of Prince Edward Island, MacIntyre was asked by people close to him if he was considering retiring. "It kind of made me say, Jeepers, should I be thinking that?" MacIntyre said. "It definitely crossed my mind, but I didnt think about retiring. I just knew I was up for a fight." Itll likely be a fight to get an NHL deal that gives him a legitimate opportunity to compete for a backup job. After trips through three organizations, thats what MacIntyre expects. "With a number of teams hes been knocking on the door and hes been very close," said Campbell, who has represented MacIntyre since he was 16 years old. "But its tough to get into the NHL, its a tough league to play in. Its the best league in the world. But hes only 30 and theres time left, thats for sure." The goaltender who gives MacIntyre inspiration is Tim Thomas, who didnt make his first career NHL start until the age of 28 and didnt get a real chance until after a sojourn to Europe showed what kind of performer he could become. Family members and friends always bring up Thomas, now a Conn Smythe Trophy and Stanley Cup-winner, to give MacIntyre hope. And he buys into that belief. "He did it. I dont see why I couldnt do it," MacIntyre said. "Im not saying Im going to be Tim Thomas if I get a chance, but I like to think I can compete well up here." ' ' '

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