Red Wings coach Mike Babcock says Alfredsson has been a "huge addition" to the team. "If you sit next to him in the room you get better," said Babcock. "If you go to lunch with him you get better. If you're on his line you get better because he's a great player. He's calm on the bench, he's good in the dressing room. "He's great for the coach because he's kind of like (ex-Red Wings star Niklas) Lidstrom, he doesn't mind coaching the coach a little bit, and helping him out. As long as you're willing to listen you have a chance to get better. "I talk to him quite a bit. Over time even someone like me can learn."