When Shane Bowers was a child, his room was decked out in Ottawa Senators memorabilia — and now he's poised to wear the jersey for real. It's an amazing experience and it's something I'll never forget," said Bowers. Bowers, who is from Herring Cove, N.S., got his start playing with the Chebucto Minor Hockey Association when he was five.
It’s a day of mixed emotions for the faithful and if you’re familiar with the unfortunate history of the Vancouver Canucks, you understand why their supporters are conflicted about the National Hockey League draft. On the one hand the draft represents hope and opportunity, the chance at rebirth, the exhilarating possibility that their team has found the next great thing. In 1994, for example, the Ottawa Senators took Daniel Alfredsson with the 133rd pick in the sixth round. He would play 17 seasons with the Senators, scoring 426 goals. It can happen. One pick can help transform a franchise. On the other hand, well, there’s that history isn’t there? We need not recount every tortured step along