pick. Right Daniel? RIGHT DANIEL?"
The two players are similar in many ways. Both are well-respected veterans. Both play in the Northeast division. And both have plenty of history with the Senators and their fans, which should add some spice to the weekend's events.
But while they share some characteristics, these are still two very different players. And since they'll both be in the spotlight all week, let's take a closer look at the two all-star captains.
Alfredsson: Was born in 1972, on December 11.
Chara: Was born in 1977, from March 13 to 18.
Chara: Has a wingspan of over seven feet if he spreads his arms out.
Alfredsson: Has a wingspan of over seven feet if we're counting his hairstyle from 2003.
Alfredsson: Once infuriated Maple Leaf fans by pretending that he might throw his stick into the stands before revealing that he was only kidding.
Chara: Continuously infuriates Maple Leaf fans by pretending that he might let Phil Kessel get a shot on goal that night before revealing that he's only kidding.
Chara: On several occasions over the years, has had to fight the other team's toughest players to send the message that his team can't be intimidated.
Alfredsson: On several occasions over the years, has had to fight the urge to grab the team's general manager and scream "No, seriously, why don't you at least try getting us a half-decent goalie for once?"
Alfredsson: Is often referred to by teammates and opponents as "Alfie".
Chara: Is often referred to by teammates and opponents as "Whatever you want us to call you, just dear god please don't hurt anybody".
Chara: Was a guest at the unveiling of a statue in his likeness in his hometown of Trencin in honor of his greatest moment, his Stanley Cup win.
Alfredsson: Senator fans will probably present him with his own statue once they figure out how to sculpt a writhing Darcy Tucker onto the ground first.
Alfredsson: Has a deceptive skillset that can sometimes cause defenders to fail to realize how much speed he can generate until he's already blown by them.
Chara: Has a deceptive skillset that can sometimes cause team ownership to choose to spend all their money on resigning a future minor leaguer instead.
Chara: Has the hardest slapshot in NHL history, according to the radar gun at the skills competition.
Alfredsson: Has a surprisingly decent slapshot himself, according to an angry Scott Niedermayer.
Alfredsson: His career has forced hockey fans to rethink their views on European players and their ability to serve as team leaders.
Chara: His career has forced hockey fans to rethink their views on slamming people's faces into metal stanchions, since most of us had assumed there was some sort of rule against that.
Chara: Is an avid cyclist who has occasionally ridden stages of the Tour de France course.
Alfredsson: Is an avid cyclist who has occasionally ridden stages of the Tour de Wait Why Are All The Senators Always Riding Stationary Bikes In Every Post-Game Interview?
Alfredsson: No halfway competent general manager would ever trade him away.
Chara: No halfway competent general manager would ever trade him away.
Chara: Is fluent in English, Slovak, Czech, Polish, German, Swedish and Russian.
Alfredsson: Lives in Ottawa, so can presumably say "The vegan restaurant is located between the shawarma place and the other shawarma place" in both official languages.
Alfredsson: When he steps up to the podium to announce his draft selections, he can expect to be greeted with a warm ovation from an appreciative home crowd.
Chara: Will inevitably be shouted down with loud boos, profanity and personal insults, although eventually the Canucks players will probably quiet down and let him make his pick.