In defiance of time and nature, 41-year-old winger Daniel Alfredsson managed nearly 50 points in 68 games last season. He remains a productive player who particularly excels on the power-play, but the Swede still hasn't decided whether to play this season, or hang up his skates and retire.
That decision won't be made for a couple of weeks yet, but as Alfredsson joined his Red Wings teammates (or potential teammates) for an informal on-ice session on Wednesday, he sure didn't look like a player on the verge of filing his retirement paperwork:
"(Alfredsson) only wants to play if he feels he can contribute," Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said last week. "The best test for him is to skate a couple weeks prior to training camp."