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Past yearbooks described GM Scott as: “GM Scott looks at points and points alone. If the player is 38 and has 70 points, who cares that he is 38 and on his third hip? Sens fans want to win now”. This accurately describes how GM Scott has approached the BBY since about 2006. Prior to that he was boringly stagnant and not really a competitive threat, needless to say that post 2006 GM Scott has been one of the best we’ve ever seen.
GM Scott is the founding co-commissioner of the BBY. His franchise has been in play since the original 1999-2000 season. The story of his team name reportedly is that “Scott loved the Ottawa Senators from their Alexandre Daigle era. He also likes to skate so he put them together.” This does sound like something GM Scott would do…
GM Scott used an image of Wayne Gretzky holding the Stanley cup cut into the Ottawa Senators “Trojan Helmet” logo. A creative idea in theory, it didn’t translate well to the primitive printing methods of the yearbook at the time.
GM Scott refined his concept, by putting Coach Stompin’ Tom into his logo. He still used an Ottawa Senator’s logo as the basis, but this time the result was breathtaking… among the best BBY logos of all-time.
GM Scott decided he wanted his Soo heritage to be more obvious, so he stole the OHL Greyhound’s logo & tattooed Sens across its hind haunch. The wide rectangle shape is a bit odd for a hockey logo, but at least this one does print clearly.
GM Scott announced the new logo after his championship win stating: “A new logo is something our franchise deserves”. He went on to note the Canadore connection (where the BBY started) and the central image of Stompin’ Tom (which requires no explanation).
|2013 (lockout)||Thomas Vanek||41|
|2005 (lockout)||Joe Thornton|
|2013 (lockout)||Cory Perry||17|
|Stompin’ Tom||Coach and Mascot, President||2003-2013|
|Dave N||Fat Towel Boy||2009-present|
The Arch Enemy
The Skating Sens want to beat the Steel Belted Radials and GM Dunlop. During his “sleepy GM years” it was GM Dunlop’s team that dominated with no real challenge, kicking his beloved Sens around like leftover turkey. He was the school yard bully and GM Scott isn’t going to take it anymore.
The 2013-2014 championship season fuelled fresh hate towards GM Scott from the failed contenders he calmly passed for the win. GM Tony (Sven’s Heroes) had to be sickened by how the Sens rocketed past him and GM Wayne of The Daredevil made it plain to all who read Officepools that he was disgusted by his own inability to beat a coasting down the stretch GM Scott. “I don’t need to trade my injured Zetterberg” said GM Scott and he proved his point.
|Draft Year||1st selection and position taken (if known)|
|1999||Peter Forsberg (4th)|
|2000||Dany Heatley (6th)|
|2002||Andy MacDonald (22nd)|
|2003||Alex Perezhogin (26th)|
|2004||Dan Boyle (23rd)|
|2006||Niklas Kronwall (41st)|
|2007||Marek Zidlicky (53rd)|
|2008||Sergei Fedorov (41st)|
|2009||Evgeny Grachev (14th)|
|2010||Casey Wellman (62nd)|
|2011||Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (2nd)|
|2012||Adam Henrique (2nd)|
|2013||Johnathan Drouin (2nd)|
|2014||Erik Johnson (35th)|