What to do on a bitterly cold Monday evening in Manitoba's capital?

On the first visit of a Senators team to Winnipeg since Daniel Alfredsson's rookie season, players sought the sanctity and warmth of a bowling alley the night before taking on the Jets.

"Erik Condra is unbelieveable," said Nick Foligno, who figures the rookie and Jason Spezza must belong to some secret, underground bowling league in Ottawa.

Two weeks shy of his birthday, Alfredsson went shopping. He bought some hunting gear for himself, some cammo and toys for the kids.

Me: "Oh, well I better not write anything about that, because the little guys probably read my column. They'll be tearing up the house looking for their presents."