Senators rebuild moving faster than expected

Washington Capitals centre Matt Hendricks (26) is checked by Ottawa Senators centre Mika Zibanejad...

Washington Capitals centre Matt Hendricks (26) is checked by Ottawa Senators centre Mika Zibanejad (93) during their NHL hockey game in Washington April 25, 2013. (REUTERS)

TIM BAINES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:19 PM ET

OTTAWA - The news of Mike Fisher being traded hit like a sledgehammer.

After many years of being a Stanley Cup contender, the Senators were waving a white flag – ready to relocate some familiar faces, ready to concede short-term success for something a bit longer term.

Senators general manager Bryan Murray and owner Eugene Melnyk uttered the “R” word ... rebuild.

 


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