Senators players apologize after being caught criticizing team on video recording

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"The public interest in the Senators as an organization extends beyond the team's performance on the ice", Richardson said in a statement, adding that the paper did not view the sharing of the video as a privacy violation.

The Sens attempted some damage control prior to this season by releasing a video of defenceman Mark Borowiecki interviewing owner Eugene Melnyk, which was largely ridiculed by fans.

According to The Ottawa Citizen, the video appeared to be taped while the team was on a road swing going through Phoenix, Arizona.

Things get more damaging as the 5 minute video goes on as Duchene claims that he hasn't paid attention to any of the coaching sessions in the last three weeks. That's what happened to Ottawa Senators players Thomas Chabot, Dylan DeMelo, Matt Duchene, Alex Formenton, Chris Tierney, Chris Wideman and Colin White when a leaked dash cam video of the NHLers featured some less-than heartwarming commentary about their team and coaches.

Raymond, who is 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.

Raymond runs Ottawa's penalty kill this season, which now stands as the league's third-worst unit.

A Postmedia story Monday said the video was posted elsewhere online over the weekend and has since been deleted.

While many players of National Hockey League organizations likely have strong opinions about the coaching staff and the team, they know best to keep those opinions to themselves.

"If you friggin' must do it, then at least notify your customers and ask for consent, at which point they can get out of the vehicle".

During the morning skate Duchene was seen talking and laughing with Raymond as the two held a brief conversation at center ice.

The incident, meanwhile, has raised concerns about player privacy.

"We're all totally aware that any time someone says to you this is off the record. nothing is off the record in your life".

"Those first 10 minutes we got rewarded for what we wanted to do".

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. For those who haven't read one of these before, the idea is pretty simple: I take a handful of notes from Elliotte Friedman's excellent "31 Thoughts" and react to them.

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby also felt bad for the Senators players. He shares his passion for the game every single day and he's always there for us, but I think that's where we're going to leave it. "If it doesn't look good here, it could look very, very nice somewhere else, but I'm not suggesting that right now".

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