Found April 19, 2012 on Hockey Fan Land:
No matter how the rest of the Ottawa Senators series plays out vs. the New York Rangers the time is right for the hockey world to both recognize and thank the Senators for what has been one of their most amazing seasons.Let’s begin with the most telling statement of what was expected from the Ottawa Senators by hockey experts in their 2011-2012 pre-season rankings: “Ottawa has a great young blue line in the making, but there are way too many holes and question marks for the Senators to be anything but a lottery team this season.” The second week of the season brought a similar theme “No one is hiding it in Canada’s capital: This is a rebuilding season for the Senators.” By the third week of the season we all started to realize that this was simply not the case for this team “Say this about the struggling Senators — they’re in every game.” In the middle of the season the Senators were still in a playoff position and playing strong. By the end of this season it was obvious that Ottawa...
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