Senators players apologize after being caught criticizing team on video recording


The five-minute video, leaked on YouTube and Twitter, shows several Senators players commenting on various faults of the organization, including a coach and team meetings. As a coaching staff, as management, as players it was dealt with internally and the way it should be and we're going to move forward and grow from it.

Ottawa Senators' Matt Duchene was one of seven players caught in secret footage taken in an Uber auto.

A Postmedia story Monday said the video was posted elsewhere online over the weekend and has since been deleted. The state only requires one side to consent to recording conversations, but it's not clear if any privacy laws have been breached by posting the video online. We are grateful for the support of our fans and organization.

People are increasingly at risk of privacy violations like this since so many areas are under video surveillance, she said.

"We want to apologize publicly to Marty Raymond, our teammates and coaches for our comments in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 29", read the statement emailed to The Canadian Press.

"Once we got that first (goal) I thought we did a good job pushing back and imposing our game on them", Duchene said.

"Ottawa. If you can tell we're really pleased with our.", Wideman says before a player in the backseat blurts out "with our PK".

"Marty Raymond, the only coach in National Hockey League history to have the worst power play and the worst [penalty kill] within a calendar year", added Duchene.

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At one point, Duchene says he hasn't paid attention in any of Raymond's meetings for three weeks. The Senators are now 29th on the penalty kill this season.

"Here's the other thing, too", Duchene says.

"Filming or recording passengers without their consent is totally unacceptable and if reported/detected we will investigate", he added.

Ottawa forward Mark Stone says the latest bit of drama in the ongoing saga of the Senators is a "hiccup", and that the team has already done work to fix the frayed relationship between players and coaches that was laid bare in a viral video.

During a locker room media availability on Wednesday, Ottawa Senators defencemen Chris Wideman and Thomas Chabot took a few moments to issue individual apologies for their roles in the Uber rant caught on camera late last month.

In May, the wife of former captain Erik Karlsson filed an order of protection against teammate Mike Hoffman's fiancee, claiming she had posted over 1,000 "negative and derogatory" comments about her on social media.

This summer, a driver who worked for both Uber and Lyft in St. Louis was found to have live-streamed his passengers to the internet without their consent.