The Binghamton Senators have won the 2011 Calder Cup! Congrats to the Senators and their fans for a great season.
Honestly, entering the playoffs I did believe that the Bears would be good enough to win it all but if there was one team I was more concerned about than any other in the Eastern Conference it was the Senators. I wouldn't have bet on them winning the Cup but I would have bet on them giving it a good run.
They were, in theory anyway, the last team in the Eastern Conference to be in the playoffs. They were only in due to the East Division having one more team than the Atlantic Division making it possible for the 5th place team from the East to make the playoffs over the 4th place team in the Atlantic.
That's what happened and the Senators never looked back.
Congrats to the 2011 Calder Cup Champion Binghamton Senators!
Now...let's shift all our focus to the 2011-12 season in which the Bears will be looking to re-establish their seemingly annual spot in the Calder Cup Finals!