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https://twitter.com/Senators/status/1039334041219084289


Man...Katz sucks, but at least he's not this lame. Why are they putting Borowiecki in that situation? So awkward.



And his plan. 10 new to the league players this year, and then 15 the next year...

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 Re: Borowiecki interviews Melnyk on future of Senators [message #718367 is a reply to message #718360 ]
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Borowiecki is a super fan-friendly player. He's the guy throwing pucks to kids (and making sure the shy kids don't get left out), posing for photos with anyone who asks, and signing autographs when everyone else has gone home. The fans love him. He's also from Ottawa. Melnyk thinks that by talking to Borowiecki, it will give himself more credibility.

I saw part of it, and it sure sounded like "Karlsson is getting traded and we're going scorched earth like the Oilers". And "I'm not going anywhere, so you'll have to cheer for this team in spite of me".

It's too bad you can't trade an owner. The Sens have the worst in the NHL.



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 Re: Borowiecki interviews Melnyk on future of Senators [message #718395 is a reply to message #718367 ]
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Steve wrote on Tue, 11 September 2018 07:00

Borowiecki is a super fan-friendly player. He's the guy throwing pucks to kids (and making sure the shy kids don't get left out), posing for photos with anyone who asks, and signing autographs when everyone else has gone home. The fans love him. He's also from Ottawa. Melnyk thinks that by talking to Borowiecki, it will give himself more credibility.

I saw part of it, and it sure sounded like "Karlsson is getting traded and we're going scorched earth like the Oilers". And "I'm not going anywhere, so you'll have to cheer for this team in spite of me".

It's too bad you can't trade an owner. The Sens have the worst in the NHL.


That was pretty awful to watch. As a veteran depth player, you wonder how Borowiecki must feel hearing that the team is looking to replace 75% of the roster within the next two seasons? That's Melnyk promising to turn over his job to someone else.

Although given where Ottawa's been at, he'd probably be happy for a parachute out of there.



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Steve wrote on Tue, 11 September 2018 07:00

Borowiecki is a super fan-friendly player. He's the guy throwing pucks to kids (and making sure the shy kids don't get left out), posing for photos with anyone who asks, and signing autographs when everyone else has gone home. The fans love him. He's also from Ottawa. Melnyk thinks that by talking to Borowiecki, it will give himself more credibility.

I saw part of it, and it sure sounded like "Karlsson is getting traded and we're going scorched earth like the Oilers". And "I'm not going anywhere, so you'll have to cheer for this team in spite of me".

It's too bad you can't trade an owner. The Sens have the worst in the NHL.



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A source at Canadian Tire Centre says that the Ottawa Senators have less than 4,000 full season ticket packages sold for next season, per The Athletics’ Chris Stevenson.


Crazy. And I bet a lot of those 4000 are regretting it if they saw that stupid video.



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Kr55 wrote on Tue, 11 September 2018 15:55

Steve wrote on Tue, 11 September 2018 07:00

Borowiecki is a super fan-friendly player. He's the guy throwing pucks to kids (and making sure the shy kids don't get left out), posing for photos with anyone who asks, and signing autographs when everyone else has gone home. The fans love him. He's also from Ottawa. Melnyk thinks that by talking to Borowiecki, it will give himself more credibility.

I saw part of it, and it sure sounded like "Karlsson is getting traded and we're going scorched earth like the Oilers". And "I'm not going anywhere, so you'll have to cheer for this team in spite of me".

It's too bad you can't trade an owner. The Sens have the worst in the NHL.



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A source at Canadian Tire Centre says that the Ottawa Senators have less than 4,000 full season ticket packages sold for next season, per The Athletics’ Chris Stevenson.


Crazy. And I bet a lot of those 4000 are regretting it if they saw that stupid video.

4000 is Oilers in the 90's bad. He's going to have to sell, it's nearing time when the NHL quietly steps in.



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Kr55 wrote on Tue, 11 September 2018 15:55

Steve wrote on Tue, 11 September 2018 07:00

Borowiecki is a super fan-friendly player. He's the guy throwing pucks to kids (and making sure the shy kids don't get left out), posing for photos with anyone who asks, and signing autographs when everyone else has gone home. The fans love him. He's also from Ottawa. Melnyk thinks that by talking to Borowiecki, it will give himself more credibility.

I saw part of it, and it sure sounded like "Karlsson is getting traded and we're going scorched earth like the Oilers". And "I'm not going anywhere, so you'll have to cheer for this team in spite of me".

It's too bad you can't trade an owner. The Sens have the worst in the NHL.



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A source at Canadian Tire Centre says that the Ottawa Senators have less than 4,000 full season ticket packages sold for next season, per The Athletics’ Chris Stevenson.


Crazy. And I bet a lot of those 4000 are regretting it if they saw that stupid video.


The worst thing is that you know Melnyk thinks he deserves better support from the fans...



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If I was a Sens fan, this would suuuuuck.

As a hockey fan, this is super interesting. Can a team succeed with mostly no-name, low salary role players? Will they be any worse than the overpaid mediocre players other teams have? Can you succeed with players focused on single skills (ala Moneyball)? Do they go with mostly veterans, and try to with with experience? Do they go with mostly kids, and hope that those passed over have a chip on their shoulder?

It sounds like he wants to bring up prospects from within the system as opposed to signing new players (reportedly most of the 2015 draft class at once). If they go all in with this, it will be fascinating.



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NetBOG wrote on Tue, 11 September 2018 17:08

If I was a Sens fan, this would suuuuuck.

As a hockey fan, this is super interesting. Can a team succeed with mostly no-name, low salary role players? Will they be any worse than the overpaid mediocre players other teams have? Can you succeed with players focused on single skills (ala Moneyball)? Do they go with mostly veterans, and try to with with experience? Do they go with mostly kids, and hope that those passed over have a chip on their shoulder?

It sounds like he wants to bring up prospects from within the system as opposed to signing new players (reportedly most of the 2015 draft class at once). If they go all in with this, it will be fascinating.


The CapFriendly page for the Sens is amazing:

https://www.capfriendly.com/teams/senators

Only 11 players with contracts past this year off the current roster - B. Ryan, M. Gaborik,, C. MacArthur (LTIR), M. Boedker, Z. Smith, J.G. Pageau, M. Borowiecki, T. Chabot, B. Harpur, C. Anderson, M. Condon

Three more are RFAs - C. White, C. Ceci, C. Wolanin

Everyone else is UFA. with 6 more players (MacArthur, Boedker, Pageau, Borowiecki and both goalies) reaching UFA a year later.

Is there another team in the league who only has 3 players (Ryan, Gaborik, Smith) signed for longer than the next two seasons?

You have to think that the Sens are already working on deals for Stone, Duchene and Karlson...they're the ones who have real value, and they're all on expiring deals. If the Sens don't max out on those deals, they're in a lot of trouble. All three are relatively young UFAs to be, but it will be interesting to see if Ottawa gets fair value for them. My guess from that conversation is that they only want prospects and picks...which doesn't often work out with superstar trades...

The numbers he threw out about new players joining the team seemed really high, but looking at this, they don't have much of a choice now. The organization is toxic right now. Everyone wants out of there. You can't attract free agents if you can't keep a guy like Karlsson happy. They literally will be playing 12+ kids next year...anyone have any idea what their prospect depth looks like?



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Who makes the playoffs first?

Edmonton
Ottawa
Montreal
Vancouver
Seattle



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CrusaderPi wrote on Tue, 11 September 2018 17:44

Who makes the playoffs first?

Edmonton
Ottawa
Montreal
Vancouver
Seattle


Hahaha...that poll makes me sad.

I think it's Edmonton, simply because we have McDavid...He's that good. Imagine if we had even league average management...



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CrusaderPi wrote on Tue, 11 September 2018 16:44

Who makes the playoffs first?

Edmonton
Ottawa
Montreal
Vancouver
Seattle


You forgot Mexico City. Arriba!



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nullterm wrote on Tue, 11 September 2018 18:45

CrusaderPi wrote on Tue, 11 September 2018 16:44

Who makes the playoffs first?

Edmonton
Ottawa
Montreal
Vancouver
Seattle


You forgot Mexico City. Arriba!

Is that where Carolina is moving? I suppose I could add the Sens future home too, Quebec City.



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Man, Ottawa is a gong show this year.

Quote:

"It was probably the toughest discussion that I’ve ever had with a player," Dorion said of the decision to TSN's Brent Wallace. "Zack is a high-character player, he's the heart and soul of that dressing room, but at the same time, it was performance-related. We knew that is if we let the team know we are not going to accept what happened last year, including how Zack played, that hopefully the message would be passed to the room."

https://www.tsn.ca/dorion-waiving-smith-was-performance-rela ted-1.1181679

I'm not sure what he's hoping to accomplish, slagging a player like that in the media. Given that they have just traded away their top player for peanuts and seem to be staring down the barrel of a lottery pick season without their first round pick, I'd suggest the Senators players may think management has some performance-related issues.



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Adam wrote on Thu, 27 September 2018 07:59

Man, Ottawa is a gong show this year.

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"It was probably the toughest discussion that I’ve ever had with a player," Dorion said of the decision to TSN's Brent Wallace. "Zack is a high-character player, he's the heart and soul of that dressing room, but at the same time, it was performance-related. We knew that is if we let the team know we are not going to accept what happened last year, including how Zack played, that hopefully the message would be passed to the room."

https://www.tsn.ca/dorion-waiving-smith-was-performance-rela ted-1.1181679

I'm not sure what he's hoping to accomplish, slagging a player like that in the media. Given that they have just traded away their top player for peanuts and seem to be staring down the barrel of a lottery pick season without their first round pick, I'd suggest the Senators players may think management has some performance-related issues.


Dorion is a lame duck. It's near impossible to tell how good of a GM he is, because I'm sure his boss is telling him to make this a cap-floor team, or else. When priorities have nothing to do with winning, weird stuff is going to happen. And Dorion is stuck trying to find ways to make himself look defendable in a non-defendable position.

The Sens are going to get a lot worse before they get better (if that ever happens). I'm worried about the sustainability of the franchise with the current owner.



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Steve wrote on Thu, 27 September 2018 10:12


The Sens are going to get a lot worse before they get better (if that ever happens). I'm worried about the sustainability of the franchise with the current owner.


The most likely options seem a move downtown into a new building with a new owner or a move out of town completely. I don't see how Melnyk can repair the relationship with the fans... it's Pocklington bad there.



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Steve wrote on Thu, 27 September 2018 10:12

Adam wrote on Thu, 27 September 2018 07:59

Man, Ottawa is a gong show this year.

Quote:

"It was probably the toughest discussion that I’ve ever had with a player," Dorion said of the decision to TSN's Brent Wallace. "Zack is a high-character player, he's the heart and soul of that dressing room, but at the same time, it was performance-related. We knew that is if we let the team know we are not going to accept what happened last year, including how Zack played, that hopefully the message would be passed to the room."

https://www.tsn.ca/dorion-waiving-smith-was-performance-rela ted-1.1181679

I'm not sure what he's hoping to accomplish, slagging a player like that in the media. Given that they have just traded away their top player for peanuts and seem to be staring down the barrel of a lottery pick season without their first round pick, I'd suggest the Senators players may think management has some performance-related issues.


Dorion is a lame duck. It's near impossible to tell how good of a GM he is, because I'm sure his boss is telling him to make this a cap-floor team, or else. When priorities have nothing to do with winning, weird stuff is going to happen. And Dorion is stuck trying to find ways to make himself look defendable in a non-defendable position.

The Sens are going to get a lot worse before they get better (if that ever happens). I'm worried about the sustainability of the franchise with the current owner.



That Turris/Duchene deal looks worse all the time. Ottawa gave up Turris, a first and third round picks, plus a prospect and Andrew Hammond (which was likely salary relief) for a guy who they're going to sell low on this year.

When Duchene and Stone are sold off, that team is going to be awful.



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Adam wrote on Thu, 27 September 2018 10:39



That Turris/Duchene deal looks worse all the time. Ottawa gave up Turris, a first and third round picks, plus a prospect and Andrew Hammond (which was likely salary relief) for a guy who they're going to sell low on this year.

When Duchene and Stone are sold off, that team is going to be awful.



Yet every time a guy like Hamonic comes on the market, many want to sell off prospects and draft picks because the Oilers have a 'window' and they need to 'win now'. The truth is, teams are built over time and big splashes rarely ever succeed. I couldn't understand the Duchene deal when it was made, and they compounded the issue by drafting Tkachuk instead of taking next years pick.



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NetBOG wrote on Thu, 27 September 2018 13:03

Adam wrote on Thu, 27 September 2018 10:39



That Turris/Duchene deal looks worse all the time. Ottawa gave up Turris, a first and third round picks, plus a prospect and Andrew Hammond (which was likely salary relief) for a guy who they're going to sell low on this year.

When Duchene and Stone are sold off, that team is going to be awful.



Yet every time a guy like Hamonic comes on the market, many want to sell off prospects and draft picks because the Oilers have a 'window' and they need to 'win now'. The truth is, teams are built over time and big splashes rarely ever succeed. I couldn't understand the Duchene deal when it was made, and they compounded the issue by drafting Tkachuk instead of taking next years pick.


There's a few bizarre things about everything that happened:

- they dealt for Duchene in November last year. It seemed to make some sense at the time, given that they had just been to the Semi-Finals and they had the best defenceman in the game and a decent team. I think they overpaid to get him - they threw a lot of assets on what was essentially an upgrade from Turris - but if they thought that was what could get them over the hump and back to the Conference Finals, okay. But it sounds like the Hoffman/Karlsson thing had already started, so was the team just not aware of the fissures in the dressing room when they pulled the trigger?

- And knowing that they had dealt Hoffman, that they were dealing Karlsson, that Stone and Duchene are here on a limited time basis only...it was pretty bold to keep the 4th overall this year. They were in a tough situation either way, but that could conceivably be the first overall pick...and it's unlikely to be much lower than 4th...



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The Ottawa Senators dropped weird heavy beach balls on the crowd during warmups tonight.

The balls spilled a lot of beer and injured some children.

Photo: Kevin Lee - @BringBackLee


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Kr55 wrote on Thu, 04 October 2018 20:15

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The Ottawa Senators dropped weird heavy beach balls on the crowd during warmups tonight.

The balls spilled a lot of beer and injured some children.

Photo: Kevin Lee - @BringBackLee


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dos83_AUYAIKsk3.jpg


Is Melnyk like some real life character from The Onion?



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[quote title=nullterm wrote on Fri, 12 October 2018 21:25]
Kr55 wrote on Thu, 04 October 2018 20:15

Complete Hockey News @CompleteHkyNews

The Ottawa Senators dropped weird heavy beach balls on the crowd during warmups tonight.

The balls spilled a lot of beer and injured some children.

Photo: Kevin Lee - @BringBackLee


Is Melnyk like some real life character from The Onion?


Reminds me of this classic.

Start it at 22:00 .. Mr. Carlson.. punchline at the end..
premise: Its US Thanksgiving, radio station WKRP decides to do a turkey give-away promotion...

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[quote title=Skookum Jim wrote on Sat, 13 October 2018 09:58]
nullterm wrote on Fri, 12 October 2018 21:25

Kr55 wrote on Thu, 04 October 2018 20:15

Complete Hockey News @CompleteHkyNews

The Ottawa Senators dropped weird heavy beach balls on the crowd during warmups tonight.

The balls spilled a lot of beer and injured some children.

Photo: Kevin Lee - @BringBackLee


Is Melnyk like some real life character from The Onion?


Reminds me of this classic.

Start it at 22:00 .. Mr. Carlson.. punchline at the end..
premise: Its US Thanksgiving, radio station WKRP decides to do a turkey give-away promotion...




I see what Melnyk did here. If he sends all the fans in Ottawa to the hospital they can't come to games, more inured Ottawa fans and an empty rink= an excuse to move to Houston.



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.....Borowiecki in a bit of hot water with the NHL....

https://www.nhl.com/news/mark-borowiecki-to-have-hearing-for -action-in-ottawa-game-against-boston/c-301236900

..."Mark Borowiecki will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Wednesday.

The Ottawa Senators defenseman is facing discipline for elbowing Boston Bruins defenseman Urho Vaakanainen during the first period of Boston's 4-1 win at Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday. No penalty was called on the play.

The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: elbowing. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review."...

....have not seen the tape of the incident, so can't express an opinion on the incident....seems like a lot of rookies are getting their bells rung, though....maybe their coaches and teammates need to show them how to protect themselves better....





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GabbyDugan wrote on Wed, 24 October 2018 09:57

.....Borowiecki in a bit of hot water with the NHL....

https://www.nhl.com/news/mark-borowiecki-to-have-hearing-for -action-in-ottawa-game-against-boston/c-301236900

..."Mark Borowiecki will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Wednesday.

The Ottawa Senators defenseman is facing discipline for elbowing Boston Bruins defenseman Urho Vaakanainen during the first period of Boston's 4-1 win at Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday. No penalty was called on the play.

The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: elbowing. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review."...

....have not seen the tape of the incident, so can't express an opinion on the incident....seems like a lot of rookies are getting their bells rung, though....maybe their coaches and teammates need to show them how to protect themselves better....




It's ugly. Borowiecki really nails him with an elbow. Rookie had no reason to expect he was going to get it there either. I don't think it's on Vaakanainen.



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....Borowiecki suspended for one game...

https://www.tsn.ca/sens-borowiecki-suspended-one-game-for-el bow-1.1197537

...."Ottawa Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki has been suspended for one game by the NHL's Department of Player Safety for his elbow to the head of Boston Bruins rookie defenceman Urho Vaakanainen in the first period of Tuesday's 4-1 loss."....




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.....and Borowiecki does it again....

https://www.tsn.ca/borowiecki-to-have-another-hearing-monday -1.1200182

..."Borowiecki was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for charging after hitting Eakin deep in the Golden Knights zone with less than five minutes left in the first period. Vegas defenceman Jon Merrill fought Borowiecki just after the hit was delivered and received an instigator penalty and a game misconduct for his actions.

Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant came to the defence of Borowiecki, stating he doesn't believe there was any malice behind the body check."....

....I'm old enough to remember when teams sent video to the league office when they thought their players had been abused by the opposition...don't remember opposing coaches defending transgressions against their own players....still expect Borowiecki will be suspended for multiple games partly due to the recent incident....





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https://ottawasun.com/sports/hockey/nhl/ottawa-senators/cand id-camera-ottawa-senators-players-caught-on-video-joking-abo ut-team-badmouthing-coach

Oh man, the Sens are a train wreck.



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CrusaderPi wrote on Mon, 05 November 2018 21:22

https://ottawasun.com/sports/hockey/nhl/ottawa-senators/cand id-camera-ottawa-senators-players-caught-on-video-joking-abo ut-team-badmouthing-coach

Oh man, the Sens are a train wreck.


God, what I would have given for a video like that of Hall/Ebs/Nuge/Schultz talking about Eakins.



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Kr55 wrote on Mon, 05 November 2018 21:25

CrusaderPi wrote on Mon, 05 November 2018 21:22

https://ottawasun.com/sports/hockey/nhl/ottawa-senators/cand id-camera-ottawa-senators-players-caught-on-video-joking-abo ut-team-badmouthing-coach

Oh man, the Sens are a train wreck.


God, what I would have given for a video like that of Hall/Ebs/Nuge/Schultz talking about Eakins.


Some pretty amazing lines there. And it's not just a couple vets talking, it's SEVEN guys, including some rookies. This has to hasten the already guaranteed exit for Duchene, eh?



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Kr55 wrote on Mon, 05 November 2018 21:25

CrusaderPi wrote on Mon, 05 November 2018 21:22

https://ottawasun.com/sports/hockey/nhl/ottawa-senators/cand id-camera-ottawa-senators-players-caught-on-video-joking-abo ut-team-badmouthing-coach

Oh man, the Sens are a train wreck.


God, what I would have given for a video like that of Hall/Ebs/Nuge/Schultz talking about Eakins.


Why go that far back? 2017/18 season must of been a chirpfest for players. What a terrible season.



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....way, way off topic, but I don't often get the chance to bring one of my all time favourite Oilers into the discussion (yes, he of the velvet track suit)....

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Melnyk wasn't gonna let Nicholson steal the whole show yesterday.

https://www.tsn.ca/melnyk-next-six-months-critical-for-dorio n-and-hockey-ops-1.1277645

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Melnyk told Ottawa's CFRA 580 Radio Friday that trading , and at the trade deadline last month has set up an important summer for his management staff. He added, however, that the Senators will not rush in their rebuild.

"You don't do a rebuild with a short-term view. You've got to have, and it’s tough in sports, a five-year outlook and if you don't all you're doing is patching up. I know a team that you know that's done it for 53 years," Melnyk said referring to the Maple Leafs. "They've been selling out, but all they do is they've been patching up. Finally, they collapsed the team, said ‘We've got to a rebuild,’ but mistakes were made and somebody forgot about defence.


Burn!

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could the sens move to Quebec city this off season? There are few people that are just sticking to their guns that it could happen


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Man, the Senators of the last couple years are just cursed. So many weird stories out of there - here's one more.

https://www.tsn.ca/toronto-maple-leafs-defenceman-cody-ceci- files-statement-of-defence-against-8-6-million-lawsuit-1.135 5026

Ceci's a Maple Leaf now, but this all happened while he played for Ottawa.



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Adam wrote on Mon, 26 August 2019 09:14

Man, the Senators of the last couple years are just cursed. So many weird stories out of there - here's one more.

https://www.tsn.ca/toronto-maple-leafs-defenceman-cody-ceci- files-statement-of-defence-against-8-6-million-lawsuit-1.135 5026

Ceci's a Maple Leaf now, but this all happened while he played for Ottawa.


There PR guy likely never gets a day off. Lives in a constant state of “What next?”



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inverno76 wrote on Wed, 28 August 2019 07:58

Adam wrote on Mon, 26 August 2019 09:14

Man, the Senators of the last couple years are just cursed. So many weird stories out of there - here's one more.

https://www.tsn.ca/toronto-maple-leafs-defenceman-cody-ceci- files-statement-of-defence-against-8-6-million-lawsuit-1.135 5026

Ceci's a Maple Leaf now, but this all happened while he played for Ottawa.


There PR guy likely never gets a day off. Lives in a constant state of “What next?”


"Sorry, did you say you set fire to one of your friends last night!?!?"



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Adam wrote on Wed, 28 August 2019 16:35

inverno76 wrote on Wed, 28 August 2019 07:58

Adam wrote on Mon, 26 August 2019 09:14

Man, the Senators of the last couple years are just cursed. So many weird stories out of there - here's one more.

https://www.tsn.ca/toronto-maple-leafs-defenceman-cody-ceci- files-statement-of-defence-against-8-6-million-lawsuit-1.135 5026

Ceci's a Maple Leaf now, but this all happened while he played for Ottawa.


There PR guy likely never gets a day off. Lives in a constant state of “What next?”


"Sorry, did you say you set fire to one of your friends last night!?!?"

"Honey, I'll be home late... yes yes please chill a bottle of the good stuff and leave a plate in the fridge for me... sorry."



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