Winning may gain you fame, but only character can earn you respect.
We’ll here they are, your Ottawa Senators, in all of their glory.
And yes, I use the term glory, with all of its attached and implied meanings, because, in all honesty, they have been glorious this season.
We all know they will not win the Cup, but we all hope they do.
We all know they aren’t likely to even get out of this round, but we all hope they do.
We all know, the mere fact they are returning home, in the post season, with a win under their belt, is expectedly un-expected.
This team is the little team that could…and, with a little luck (because, like it or not, luck matters), they may even be the little team that does.
My level of pride in this team is un-matched…they may not be the most skilled team we have ever had, but, in terms of fortitude, dedication, and value for money, they’re tops.
Go get ’em boys, and know, win or lose, you have earned the respect of thousands.