I will not pretend I watched the Senators play this season or that I follow hockey. In fact, I don't follow any professional sport, nor do I play any on a regular basis.
But it's impossible to ignore what's been going on in Ottawa lately. I can hear my neighbours screaming when it's game night. I avoid Elgin St, or the "Sens' Mile."
On Twitter, the fans are outraged, while the media is keeping a sense of humour:
For the atmosphere in the city, "Fans of the Senators will hardly be beating themselves up over this
defeat. They were thrilled that their team could be here, in a
could’ve-gone-either-way playoff series, at the end of a season devoted
to retooling for the future," says Ottawa Citizen sports reporter Wayne Scanlan.
Workers putting up the Sens Mile sign; they'll be bringing them down soon.