Originally written on The 6th Sens  |  Last updated 5/16/12
Having left town for a week shortly after Ottawa’s first round exit in this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs, I never really had an opportunity to pen a review of the 2011/12 Ottawa Senators season… … until now. (What would you have me do? Write a one sentence blog post linking to Alfie’s Q&A session with the IIHF instead? Psssssh, come on.) So grab yourself a banana daiquiri from Bert’s Bar and ‘buckle up because we’re going all the way’ through the unexpected success that accompanied this 2011/12 Senators season. All 5,000+ words of it... Bryan Murray Confronts the Rebuild Like It’s Jim Fox  Okay, so you pundits thought this rebuild was going to be in the same vein as what perpetual doormats like the Edmonton Oilers have done in years past. Fools! Instead of finishing the season as one the popularly predicted 12th to 15th seeds, the Senators managed to squeak into the playoffs thanks to the hiring of head coach Paul MacLean and a few aggressive trades made by GM Bryan Murra...
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