After reading the stories of some fellow Sens fans here at Silver Seven about how and when they started following the team, I thought it would be kind of fun to do the same, particularly because I felt like writing, but there has not been much to write about since the signing of David Legwand a few weeks ago. If there's nothing really going on, what's easier to write about than yourself? Here goes nothing- hopefully you have a cup of coffee and half an hour to spare https://www.ottawafansstore.com/Daniel_Alfredsson_T_shirt-4 , hahaha!I do have something to admit...that although the Sens were almost around when I started watching hockey in 1991 (Ottawa was just about to get the team back), they were not the team I initially cheered for. My first favourite hockey team had a large "B" on the front of their sweaters- the big bad Bruins. Although at the time they weren't as much big and bad as they were talented.It all began in the small Nunavut community of Pangnirtung (casually referred to just as "Pang"). brother and me street hockey gear, so at least we got some casual playing time in every Saturday morning in front of the house (weather permitting Xavier Bernard Flag , followed by lunch and few hours of NHL '95 on Super Nintendo).Now, the next point I'm about to make is kind of shameful from a Sens fan standpoint. Once we moved back to Iqaluit from Pang after a two year stint, I wanted to cheer for a Canadian team as well, simply out of patriotism. Since most of my closest friends at the time were fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs, who had a rivalry with Montreal like Boston did, I started cheering for the Leafs in addition to the Bruins. I'm pretty sure there was not one Sens fan in Iqaluit at the time, and if there was, I gone. I found the Bruins, save for Ray Bourque, Dave Ellett and Jason Allison, very boring to watch. Lastly, should I get lucky enough to win tickets or have someone take me https://www.ottawafansstore.com/Matthew_Peca_Pillow_Cover-178 , I could actually go see a live NHL game. All of these things made me believe it was time to become a Sens fan; since then, I haven't looked back! Well, except in retrospect for this post, lol.Ray Bourque remained my favourite player. However, now that I had a new favourite team, it was time to find out who fit into slot After watching the team for two seasons, the choice was simple for me: this young Slovakian kid with the number 18 on his jersey was the one who stuck out to me the most whenever I watched a game, despite Alexei Yashin getting most of the points. Based on the "eye test" remains constant: I think and care about this team a lot, quite possibly a bit too much. I guess the full word is actually appropriate sometimes!Until next time (hopefully Sunday afternoon at Maclaren's), cheers!