Found January 14, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Wayne Scanlan of Senators Extra at the Ottawa Citizen, Gone is the talk the Senators would have to spend two, three years near the basement of the league to scoop top draft picks toward a contending club several years down the road. Gone, too, is the November theory that maybe the Senators can hang around long enough to grab the final playoff spot in the NHL’s Eastern Conference, you know, just to give the kids a taste of playoff experience. And while this isn’t a news flash — except perhaps for people living in Toronto, where Leafs fans remain despondent over Dion Phaneuf’s “most overrated player” status in a Sports Illustrated player poll — the Senators are a holy terror. They are winners of 10 of their past 13 games, including their latest, Thursday’s 3-0 shutout of the first-place New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Two of Ottawa’s three losses came in extra time, so they were worth a point to boost the Senators’ total to 54 points in 45 games (on pace for 99 point...
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