I'm really enjoying the Sens success right now. Murray is a guy who has learned from his mistakes, and there have been plenty since he took over. But he seems to know the crucial importance of good drafting and developing, and not trading away youth and picks, and as a result only missed the playoffs twice.
Unfortunately, his decision of Redden over Chara really changed the face of the Northeast Division for the decade that followed. But, after riding a core from their youth days to their veteran days, Ottawa now has new youth coming up to take over. If the Canucks are able to get an elite prospect with a mid-1st round pick like Erik Karlsson, even if its just one player, we're far better set up to transition from the Sedins era.
Of course, Ottawa also has my support for pushing Boston out of 1st in the NE
But its kind of moot, as it seems like the 2nd seed vs. 7th seed matchup will be Ottawa-Boston regardless.