Published 10:50 p.m. ET 5 November 2018 |
Ottawa Forward Mark Stone rejects the last drama in Senator Season as "hiccup" and says the team is already repairing the frayed relationship between players and coaches that were recorded in the video.
Video showed seven senators during Uber ride in Phoenix last month offensive team and assistant coach Martin Raymond. Stone said on Tuesday that the matter had already been dealt with before a five minute clip appeared.
"It's a disappointment with the way the video was released," he said. "We've been working on this video for a long time, as a coaching staff, as a manager, as a player, engaged internally and as it should be, and we will move forward and grow.
"We do not want negative things around our team, and that's hiccup. I think the guys have made a lot of effort to correct the relationship.
The video was the last humiliation of the organization over the past two years: owner Eugene Melnyk threatens to move the team; an alleged cyberbullying involving the wife of former star captain Erik Karlsson; and harassing charges against former assistant chief executive Randy Lee.
The players in Uber were Matt Duchene, Chris Wideman, Chris Tierney, Thomas Chabot, Alex Formenton, Dylan DeMelo and Colin White.
They discussed the fact that the team did not respond to the punishments and killed Raymond in what looked like a camera record on the dashboard.
Uber's CEO, Rob Khazzam, said in his Twitter account that a video about a private conversation without the passenger's consent is a "clear violation of our terms and conditions." He said that such behavior is "totally unacceptable" and intends to investigate.
None of the players discussed the video on Tuesday.
"As a leader of this team, I want to support my teammates," Stone said. "It's something I should never want someone to pass through. As coaching staff and leadership and players, we're trying to create a bond that will change this team in the right direction, and that's fuckin 'but I think we're on the right track. "
Defenseman Mark Borowiecki acknowledged that senators will have to deal with the "consequences" and "consequences" of the video.
"But we want to keep it as much as possible in the home and to deal with it properly," he said.
The video is heard by Duchene, one of the substitute captains of senators, who says: "Marty Raymond, the only coach in NHL history, has the worst strength and worst PC per calendar year."
Duchene later adds that Raymond's meetings "did not pay attention in three weeks".
Players apologized to Raymond in his statement on Monday.
Raymond in his third season with senators was responsible for power playing for much of last season and is this year responsible for the death penalty of the team. Ottawa's death penalty was placed on the thirtieth place in the league.
Senator Coach Guy Boucher said the team is pushing ahead and concentrating on a home match against New Jersey on Tuesday night.
"I do not know who decides to do it, but if you deliberately try to harm another human being, I do not want to spend too much time, and probably the best human being I know (Raymond), that's personal," he said. Boucher.
During the morning skating, Duchene was seen talking and laughing with Raymond, while two of them had a brief conversation in the middle of the ice.
This issue raised concerns about player privacy.
"We are all aware of the fact that whenever someone tells you that this is out of the record … none of this is alive." So do it, "said Toronto coach Mike Babcock on Maple Leafs morning skater Tuesday.
Many Maple Leaf players have said it is essential for players to become aware of their surroundings when they have a private conversation. Wrestler Travis Dermott expressed sympathy with Ottawa players.
"I mean, it's hard for them to repel, it's got to deal with it, but it really could happen to someone."
Added by Vegas Golden Knights, Ryan Reaves: "I never expected the cab talk to be published, but it is the world we live in right now.
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