Ottawa looking to seize opportunity

The Senators have to seize their chances now before other teams catch up in terms of talent.

Updated: December 31, 2003, 10:07 AM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
As far as New Year's resolutions go, it's hard to top Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson's vow that the Senators will win the Stanley Cup.

"I strongly believe this team will do it question about it," Alfredsson told the Ottawa Sun. "Hopefully this year.

"We've got the core, for sure. Especially when we get everybody healthy. It's too early to say (if any tinkering is needed) ...we've got some tough stretches ahead of us. But I think we can keep improving like we have the last month.