October 31, 1993 |
They call him "Alexandre the Great" and "Daring Daigle" in Ottawa, and he's lived up to those nicknames - and then some. Alexandre Daigle was the first pick of last June's draft. Nearly every team in Canada and many in the United States tried to entice the Ottawa Senators to trade the pick. But coach Rick Bowness and general manager Randy Sexton could not be swayed. Their steadfastness has paid off handsomely. Through Friday, the Senators were still the only team in the NHL to have fewer than two victories, but Daigle was enjoying one of the fastest starts in NHL history.
June 25, 1993 |
There is little suspense heading into tomorrow's NHL entry draft. Just about everybody figures Victoriaville, Quebec, center Alexandre Daigle will be the first overall selection, and included in just about everybody is the management of the Ottawa Senators, owners of the first pick. "Yeah, they said that, but you're never really sure until the draft comes," Daigle said yesterday at a press conference heralding his signing with a trading-card company. Daigle's skepticism seemed halfhearted, as did his talk of playing for the Canadian Olympic Team this winter if he can't agree on a contract with the Senators.
April 11, 1993 |
They were expected to be also-rans in the suddenly high-rent Adams Division this season. Third-place finishers at best. Although they finished either first or second in each of the last five seasons, there was no way the Boston Bruins would get past the mighty Montreal Canadiens and rejuvenated Quebec Nordiques in the playoff race this time. But the streaking Bruins, 15 points behind Montreal just over a month ago, headed into last night's matchup against the Canadiens at the Montreal Forum three points ahead of the second-place Canadiens and five points ahead of third-place Quebec.