Eugene Melnyk talks about loss of Daniel Alfredsson

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk spoke for the first time about losing his team's captain since Daniel Alfredsson left as a free agent for Detroit.

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Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk took questions Tuesday for the first time since Daniel Alfredsson left for Detroit.

Melnyk, who was at Ottawa City Hall to talk about his displeasure with the city's handling of a potential new casino, took a few minutes to talk to reporters afterward.

Watch the video above for his thoughts on the longtime Senator's signing with the Red Wings, what he's said to him since and if the Senators have any plans to honour him.