Uber driver records Ottawa Senators criticizing coach

Uber driver records Ottawa Senators criticizing coach

The Ottawa Citizen reports that Duchene, Wideman, Thomas Chabot (middle), Chris Tierney (middle), Alex Formenton (back) and Dylan DeMelo ( back) were among the players present in the vehicle.

Raymond, in his third season with the Senators, was responsible for the power play for much of last season and is in charge of the team's penalty killing this year.

Near the start of the video, the driver is heard asking what team the players play for, and Wideman, seated in the passenger seat, replies: "Ottawa. This is an important learning experience, and we will do better", the statement read. It's unclear how the video was posted on YouTube.

"Nothing is more important to us during this rebuild than making sure our players and coaches are fully committed to our plan, our values and our system of play".

"We're not going to go any further comments than that".

Lawyers representing the team reportedly sent a letter to the Citizen, stating that the video was recorded and posted on the newspaper's website without the players' consent.

"Do you notice that when [Raymond] runs the video, if you actually do pay attention, he doesn't ever teach you anything?" asked Wideman. "He just commentates what's happening".

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Duchene later adds that he '(hasn't) paid attention in three weeks' during Raymond's meetings.

"We were carried away and that's definitely all I can say about it". So why do we even have a meeting?

The Ottawa Citizen flatly rejected the legal notice from the National Hockey League team, saying the video shot surreptitiously by an Uber driver was circulating on social media when the paper made a decision to report on it.

The Senators, in a statement, called the video a "privacy breach".

Several Ottawa Senators players were caught on tape joking and trash-talking their team's defence in a video posted online, adding another scandal to an organization that's been riddled with them lately.

Uber Canada's General Manager Rob Khazzam said filming riders without their consent was a violation of their terms of service. The Sens also traded franchise player Erik Karlsson and goal-scoring winger Mike Hoffman last offseason after a cyberbullying incident involving Karlsson's wife and Hoffman's fiancee. The team has reportedly demanded that the Citizen take down the secretly recorded video, according to the CBC. I talked to some in Ottawa and to be frank they are kind of laughing at the whole thing.They get it and I am told this won't affect any player contracts moving forward.This is more fun for the media to poke at them they are feeling.