Daniel Alfredsson expressed the comments quite correctly on Sunday, with Wade Redden absent from the Sens line up due to the death of his mother Pat, at 57 years of age. Alfredsson rightly pointed out that there are things far more important than hockey.
The loss of a parent is one of those unfortunate passages we all have to make as we go through life, it’s perhaps the saddest moment many of us will ever face.
We offer our condolences to the Redden family in their time of loss.
May they find a small slice of comfort from the best wishes of hockey fans everywhere.