Originally posted on The 6th Sens  |  Last updated 2/28/12

OTTAWA- SEPTEMBER 20: Brian Lee #55 of the Ottawa Senators skates in a game against the Washington Capitals on September 20, 2007 at the Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Canada. The Senators won 5-4. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)
Norm MacIver points record wasn't the only thing to come to fall within the past week. Yes, the Brian Lee era in Ottawa has also come to a close. Since being drafted with the ninth overall selection in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, it's been a long and uphill climb for the John Muckler draft selection to try and endear himself to the fans and incumbent managerial group.Now that climb is finally over. Although the bulk of this team's work -- the separate Kyle Turris and Ben Bishop trades -- was done prior to yesterday's deadline, the Ottawa Senators did trade a bottom pairing/depth defenceman to the Tampa Bay Lightning for a bottom pairing defenceman of their own. Averaging 17 minutes and 36 seconds of ice-time per game, Matt Gilroy ranked fifth amongst Lightning blueliners in average time on-ice. General manager Bryan Murray's pursuit of Gilroy is well publicized and dates back to 2009 when the defenceman was a senior at Boston University. The then highly pursued collegiate free agent o...
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