We are gathered here today not to mourn the passing of our beloved Senators, but to, instead, celebrate their season.
When I think of the 11/12 season, the phrase “not yet” comes to mind.
Not yet are the young players ready fulfill their NHL destinies, whatever they may be.
Not yet has this team, as a group, come to understand and embrace what it will take to win the Cup.
And, most importantly, not yet am I, or the franchise, ready to see the retirement of Daniel Alfredsson.
On every front I truly, deeply, believe there is much more to come.