by Joe Boughner (@McLlwainsWorld)
We're rolling out a new segment (that, like most of our recurring segments, will never be seen again) this week here at RBM - a totally original idea we invented that we're calling Throwback Thursday (#TBT), where we'll revisit some of the highs and lows of Ottawa Senators history.
With the Sens rolling out a largely-homegrown roster night after night this season, it's easy to forget that this team wasn't always as adept at spotting and landing talent at the annual NHL entry draft.
From the head-scratching decision to draft Brian Lee over... well... everyone else in the draft class; to the dumb-in-hindsight move to take Alexandre Daigle over whomever it was that was drafted second (spoiler: it was Chris Pronger); right down to drafting Mathieu Chouinard twice - the Senators have had a few misses over the years.
But perhaps the greatest miss of all was the year that the John Muckler braintrust went way off the board in the third round and drafted a 6'10" defenceman out of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, who was also a brown bear.