B-Sens Celebration Bittersweet

By WBNG News

June 8, 2011 Updated Jun 8, 2011 at 10:49 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Binghamton Senators have not stopped celebrating the franchises first Calder Cup win since the clock read all zeros Tuesday night.

And they aren't about to stop now.

The City of Binghamton hosted this parade for the B-Sens to recognize their accomplishments.

Earlier in the day, a group of fans was waiting at the airport to welcome their heros home.

And while the team has been celebrating, it's also been a little bittersweet.

The guys know this may be the last time they all show up in one place together, as a member of the same team.

"The neat thing about winning championships is that we will take this with us for the rest of our lives and this is something we all shared together and that we'll never forget. After this moment, we're going to all split up and go our own way and some of us will be back next year, some won't. Guys will move up, guys are going to move someplace else. That's just the nature of the beast," says head coach Kurt Kleinendorst.

"I've been lucky. It's been easy for me coming in. I know its hard at times to come to a new team. You don't know what to expect. And they made me feel comfortable right away and its not going to be the same next year. It doesn't matter what you do or the guys you have...what we have here is a brotherhood and a family and I'll remember this team forever," says Ryan Potulny.

One of the people who may not be back is head coach Kurt Kleinendorst.

He's one of many candidates for the Ottawa Senators head coaching position.

Kleinendorst says he will go through the process and adds there are a lot of great candidates.

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