Senators from Ottawa go duck hunting

I’ve never lived in Ottawa, and other than the fact it is my nation’s capitol, I have very little connection to it. However, like most other Canadians, as of this evening I am an unofficial “Ottowan” when the Ottawa Senators take to the ice against the Anaheim Ducks in game 1 of the Stanley Cup final. While the other senators in Ottawa may often be duck hunters, the political version of senators could never generate the interest or excitement of the hockey version, especially not in a Stanley Cup run. With some eateries in the capitol serving up special helpings of duck pate, it seems everyone is getting into the spirit.

Its worth noting, as well, that there is something ofg a storybook aspect to this series if the Senators do take it all the way. 80 years ago this year, in 1927, the original version of the Ottawa Senators won their last Cup, in the first year of stewardship over the Cup by the fledgling NHL. Winning it all again 80 years later would make for a nice, neat little story. I’m normally a Calgary Flames fan, but since they are out, I’m happy to shout “Go Sens Go!!!!” … though I must admit, earlier in the month I was secretly dreaming of a Vancouver-Ottawa final. That was not to be, but here’s hoping that Ottawa can bring the Cup back to Canada for the first time since 1993, and celebrate the 80th anniversary of the last Senator win. Go Sens Go!!!!!

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