The Detroit Red Wings are getting more than they bargained for with Daniel Alfredsson so far this season. There was shock when he bolted from the Ottawa Senators over the summer but that has faded now. Detroit’s new No. 11 seems to be all about the awe.

There were some concerns early on in Alfie’s tenure as a Wing. He started off the year freezing cold grabbing only one point in his first four games forcing Mike Babcock to shuffle around his lines to find some offense. Alfredsson found himself on the third line because of his poor performances and had pundits thinking that his playing days could be over sooner rather than later.

Then something clicked for Alfredsson. Maybe it was a comfort zone thing—after spending his entire career in Ottawa that could be expected. Or maybe it was as simple as settling in on a power play alongside Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg.