News Article: Dorion: We’re going to take a big step forward this year

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  1. DaveMatthew

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    https://www.tsn.ca/pierre-dorion-ottawa-senators-feel-connor-brown-can-regain-20-goal-form-1.1356558

    As a reminder, the personnel changes we made since the start of last season:

    Out:
    Mark Stone
    Matt Duchene
    Ryan Dzingel
    Cody Ceci
    Zack Smith

    In:
    Artem Anisimov
    Nikita Zaitsev
    Ron Hainsey
    Connor Brown
    Tyler Ennis
    Anthony Duclair

    It seems like the type of team "we want to be" is filled with Leafs' 3rd and 4th liners.

    Circle the wagons!
     
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    Said the same thing last year lol.
     
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    We probably will, we have some pretty good prospects and media always craps on our prospects.

    Unless it's Bob McKenzie talking about or prospects I take it with a huge grain of salt. Think were ending 8th last being a bubble playoff team for some of the second 1/2.
     
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    If he actually thinks they are a better team without Stone, Duchene, and Dzingel, he's on something.
     
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    We need a PR overhaul big time
     
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    Perhaps even a great leap forward.
     
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  8. Slack

    Slack everything's fine

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    And last year we were going to be "vastly improved" :laugh:
     
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    A bottom 3 rebuilding team that just missed out on a lottery pick last year, with no game breaking forwards in the pipelines shouldnt want to take a step forward next year, especially with the draft were heading into,that would be idiotioc, expect nothing less from Dorion tho.
     
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    To be fair. this is literally taking things from the Garrioch piece, without some of the context. For example, when he talks about personnel, he’s directly referencing the coaching staff.

    He also makes references to being the worst in the league for GA, and how the team should be better there, and that progress will be development of the younger players.

    “Our expectation isn’t just to see our younger player take a step, we want them to take two steps and we’d like to make this process move along sooner than later,” Dorion said. “For us, it’s about making sure the young players grow, the veterans surround them well and, at the same time, we’ve got to make sure the veterans teach the young players to be the best pros possible. That’s what we’ve gone our and done getting some of these players.”
     
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    vastly improved 2: electric boogaloo
     
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    FlapJackKing Ottawa Senators

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    Why @DaveMatthew, why...? :skeptic:

    As @benjiv1 said, the bolded above was presented completely out of context. There is enough reason for negativity without the "false advertising". :laugh:
     
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    branch boomerang my twiggy

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    Pierre should be barred from going near any microphones or journalists. If this is part of his regular job description, well...
     
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    Oh, I see P.R. Dorion is out and about today.

    The guy missed his true calling as an 80's boxing hype man. Just born in the wrong era, I guess.
     
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  15. Gesus

    Gesus Melnyk & Dorion ruined everything

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    The best pr for the Senators is no pr. This guy has done so much damage just by opening his mouth.

    No matter how this all turns out, I still pine to kick this guy in the balls really really hard one day.
     
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    Shoulda got better players then, Pierre!!!!!!!!!
     
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    unparalleled improvement LFG
     
  18. Qward

    Qward Because! That's why!

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    Better than October 30th last season? No.
    Better than April 30th last season? Yes.

    So he is kinda right
     
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    What's really sad is that the Sens sent their best man out to deliver the PR/Marketing message. It just happens to be Dorion taking full advantage; saying "I think I did good. I think I did real good."
     
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    Dorion and Melnyk look like such fools trying to schmooze over the casual fan by making bold, ridiculous and irrational grand statements such as the above.

    It also hugely alienates the more intelligent or "plugged in" fan even more.

    They would be better off stating the obvious in a delicate and professional manner whereby they state that the next couple years WILL be tough but that its essential in our long term growth and continued development towards striving for a playoff berth.
     
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    Will we get another "better than the pundits predicted" video after a few wins in October?
     
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    Gesus Melnyk & Dorion ruined everything

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    It's been a two year lesson on how not to handle public relations.
     
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    Stanley cup buckle up! I can’t believe this is the year!!! OMG
     
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    Just eregriously silly PR work.

    The veterans that are there now are supposed to be ideal role models for young players?

    Artem Anismov ?
    Nikita Zaitsev?
    Tyler Ennis?

    They are all guys trying to hang on and figure their own **** out, let alone guide newbs.

    The only legit mentor brought in was Hainsey, and the only other non tire fire guy acquired was Connor Brown.
     
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  25. PoutineSp00nZ

    PoutineSp00nZ Electricity is really just organized lightning.

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    Plan the parade folks!

    Pierre has spoken
     

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