The Ottawa Senators have had a tumultuous year. From owner Eugene Melnyk holding Mark Borowiekci hostage in a video, to the Karlsson family filing an order of protection on Mike Hoffman’s fiancee for harassment, to injuring their fans with beach balls, it’s been a Canadian tire fire.
If you thought it couldn’t get worse, it just did. In a report from the Ottawa Citizen, several Senators players were filmed in their Uber while in Arizona roasting the organization.
Arizona is a one-party consent state, so the Uber driver can legally film the players. Uber’s policy states that they “may share your information other than as described in this policy if we notify you and you consent to the sharing.”
The players in the Uber include Matt Duchene, Chris Wideman, Chris Tierney, Thomas Chabot, Dylan DeMelo, and the now demoted Alex Formenton.
The conversation starts with Wideman commenting on the fact that “the best part about their break (Arizona and Los Angeles) is the fact that we don’t even slow them up. They come in with, like, blazing speed too. Andy’s (Craig Anderson) ‘like oh, s—.’”
The driver then asks where the players are from and they tell him Ottawa.
“You can tell we’re pretty pleased with our PK,” Wideman chirps.
After discovering their penalty kill ranks 29th in the league at 69%, Duchene chimes in on assistant coach Martin Raymond’s inability to teach them anything over video.
He also notes that “We don’t change anything, ever. So why do we even have a meeting? I haven’t paid attention in three weeks.”
The Senators did not respond to the Ottawa Citizen for comment.
Senators fans were notably miffed.
The good news though is that trading Erik Goddamn Karlsson fixed the dressing room
— Ben Milks (@brian5or6) November 6, 2018
Every podcast ever: "So, what team do you cheer for?"
Me <bathing in shame>: "Oh, heh, you know, when you work professionally in the business for a few years, you start to look at the game differently!"
<nervous laughter, failing to conceal internal death>
— Micah Blake McCurdy (@IneffectiveMath) February 9, 2018
“I haven’t paid attention in three weeks.”
Most Ottawa Senator fans probably feel that on a emotional level.
— Anthony (@StrikeTwiceWoTB) November 6, 2018
— Max Pitre (@maxpitre) November 6, 2018
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