I have a lot of things that I could be writing about these days.
But there’s one very big thing that I need to address, and I’m just not ready to yet.
Last Friday was a pretty dark day for me, and for countless others. It was last Friday morning that Sens fans officially received word, after several days of rumours, that our beloved and dear Captain, Daniel Alfredsson, had made the decision to leave Ottawa after playing here for 17 years, to join the Detroit Red Wings.
The only time I have ever felt despair like that was when Wade Redden left the Sens for the New York Rangers.
The only difference this time is that I wasn’t alone in my despair.
There is so much I have to say about Alfie – that I need to say about Alfie – but I’m just not ready to.
Not ready to really deal with that awful, gutted feeling. Not ready to reminisce about the good times. Not ready to look forward with hope. Not ready to say, “Well, it’s just business. It’s just a game.” Not ready to wish him well.
He deserves a proper farewell; a proper tribute.
But I’m just not ready yet.