Found December 23, 2011 on Scarlett Ice:
...is a playoff spot. Okay so maybe I'm better off asking for a pony, but please entertain me for a second if you will.The Senators are currently sitting 7th (SEVENTH!) in the NHL. They aren't just in the playoffs, they've got a cushion! (please don't mention 35 GP, it's Christmas, just let me go with it)At 17-14-4 the Senators are 3 games over .500 (I don't understand the math either) and have a favorable schedule on the horizon. With a game in Carolina tonight, then Montreal, Calgary and Buffalo all up after the Christmas break the Sens have a real chance to put themselves in a place no one thought they'd even be close to at the beginning fo the season.On paper clearly this Senators team doesn't look like they should be a contender. They're somewhat laughable when you stack them up next to a roster like the Bruins, Rangers or Flyers but here's the thing: The east is bad. Perrenial playoff lock Washington appears lost this year. The Sabres ar...
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