Believe it or not, it's time to start thinking about next hockey season.
It seems like this past year JUST ended with Binghamton winning the Calder Cup.
Now the B-Sens have a layout for what their coming season will look like.
The Sens will face their East Division opponents for 34 of the 76 games in the 2011-12 season.
The face Wilkes-Barre Scranton a total of 10 times next year,
The toughest road trip of the season will be a pair of games in St. John's, Newfoundland, a new member in the AHL.
The B-Sens also get 5 guaranteed dates for next year: Three of the five guaranteed dates are reserved for the traditional holiday games; Thursday, Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving, Monday, Dec. 26 for a post-Christmas match and Saturday, Dec. 31 for New Year's Eve.
Binghamton is also home October 8th and November 7th.
After losing several members of last year's team to free agency, the Sens keep one, even if it's completely unlikely he'll play again in Binghamton.
The Ottawa Senators announced today the club has re-signed forward Bobby Butler to a two-year contract.
Butler split the 2010-11 season between Ottawa and Binghamton.
In 36 games with Ottawa, Butler recorded 21 points. He was recalled to the Senators on five occasions this past season and remained with the team from Feb. 14 through the end of the regular schedule.
Butler played in each of the B-Sens' 23 post-season contests and ranked second among Binghamton players with 13 goals while finishing in a tie for sixth in team post-season scoring with 17 points.