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Meet Your New 2012 Senators

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Apparently the Senators picked up some new players?

Why do these senators have no hands?
Why do these senators have no hands?

Admittedly, I haven't been following hockey as closely as I usually do, due to this long and grueling lockout. But it still came as a shock to me that apparently the Senators had some sort of off-cycle entry draft Tuesday night that I had absolutely no idea about.

I'm not exactly sure what the rules are regarding these types of drafts, or if the lack of a current CBA is why this sort of thing can happen, but I do know that the Sens picked up 9 new bodies, and lost some dead weight as well. Here are your newest Senators for the 2012 season (pictured above, from left to right, starting with top row):

  • Elizabeth Warren, Left Wing
  • Heidi Heitkamp, Left Wing
  • Angus King, Center
  • Joe Donnelly, Left Wing
  • Tammy Baldwin, Left Wing
  • Jeff Flake, Right Wing
  • Chris Murphy, Left Wing
  • Tim Kaine, Left Wing
  • Deb Fischer, Right Wing

It's odd that the Senators would load up so heavy on wingers, but again, I haven't been following hockey too closely lately, and I certainly don't bother keeping up to date on the Senators.

Anybody have any insight on these picks?