Stanley Cup 2012

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Senators can hold heads high

Being eliminated in game seven is always heart-breaking, even if you weren't supposed to be there in the first place.

The Ottawa Senators were not picked to make the playoffs by anyone save delusional fans, and have had what can only be called a stellar season. The team was selecting by many pundits, analysts, writers, bloggers, and even fans to finish in the bottom two in the conference. I predicted tenth place, which was still outside of the playoffs.

The reality of the rebuild has been much different. The team has been inconsistent this season - a hallmark of young teams - but exciting at all times. This team skates with passion and comes to play every night, even the b...