Warning: Video contains coarse language
A video was posted to the internet Monday that shows seven members of the Ottawa Senators (Matt Duchene, Chris Wideman, Alex Formenton, Thomas Chabot, Dylan DeMelo, Colin White, and Chris Tierney) riding in an Uber while in Arizona for a recent road trip. During their ride, they can be heard mocking members of the team's coaching staff, including assistant coach Martin Raymond, while criticizing their off-ice video sessions and poor penalty kill.
From there, defenseman Chris Wideman adds: "Do you notice that when (Raymond) runs the video, if you actually do pay attention, he doesn't ever teach you anything. He just commentates what's happening."
Duchene responds: "Here's the other thing, too. We don't change anything, ever. So why do we even have a meeting? I haven't paid attention in three weeks."
The original video, which was posted on Youtube and Twitter but has since been taken down, looks to have been recorded with a dash camera without the players' knowledge.
General manager of Uber Canada Rob Khazzam tweeted Monday night that the released video was in violation of the terms of service and that the company worked to have the video taken down.
The Senators' three-game road trip from Oct. 26-30 saw the club drop all three games to the Colorado Avalanche, Vegas Golden Knights, and Arizona Coyotes. The team has gone 5-6-3 in 14 games this season, leaving it three points out of the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.