Senators Soiree 2019 Saturday February 9

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  1. Engineer

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    This thread wasn't created to be a humble brag, no siree.
     
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    All this 'landlord' talk of Brady still referring and acting as if Stone was still his landlord is strange; he doesn't live there anymore. And I find it odd despite how much Brady and Stone were willing to talk it somehow doesn't get mentioned...

     
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    I'm getting amazing vibes from the comments so far. Such a loveable group.
     
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    Keep up the tales... nice to read about some personal interactions :)
     
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    Perhaps it’s a running a joke, one that fans have enjoyed after his comments earlier in the season, and at an event with fans he ran with it again...

    Coladin said he joked about it to him so perhaps That’s how it was revived for the evening? I wouldn’t read into it personally.
     
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    Thanks for the party reports! I find Duchene super hard to read. He is smooth and says all the right things, and while I don't doubt he means them, I still get a vague sense that maybe he's choosing emphasis to manage his own reputation. Like he's laying the ground work to swear "it's not you, it's me" when he finally breaks up with us. Like maybe you need to get into an Uber with him to find out what's really up. LOL.
     
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    Thanks for posting this. I'm so conflicted on Guy. He drives me crazy and I think we should move on from him this season, but I'm also convinced he's the only true off-ice professional in this organization. He seems like a class act, and extremely smart about hockey, but maybe that's what makes him so stubborn.

    This post also makes it easier to understand why he wasn't fired in the summer or early this season. He is obviously working extremely hard and is trying to set these guys up for the future.

    Also, half the reason I still watch the games is to watch his reactions after ****ty calls lol.
     
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    Also, I've enjoyed reading this thread. Thanks to everyone for sharing their experiences even though a bunch of posters have made this so negative.
     
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    Call me shocked that the CEO/assistant GM and owner of the Ottawa Senators decided to skip the event. :rolleyes:
     
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    I know what you mean, but he was very comfortable chatting, a big eye contact guy and seems like a genuine guy. I didn't realize, compared to most of the string beans on this team, how much thicker he is. He could bail, but did mention how nice it was being close to home, his family especially with a newborn. He asked questions about my life and such, so just a very engaging guy.
     
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    I have stated repeatedly that I want him canned. It was tough to still have that sentiment after talking with him.

    I remembered something else as he said so much. Discussing the injuries that derailed the season to Chabot, Duchene etc...and he was saying he has to do the best with the cards that he has, and kind of shrugged moving forward in a manner like saying "if you know what I mean", maybe as a dig to his GM. He said "who am I going to put up there...Boro?", in an incredulous manner. "I mean, he is good at what he does, but let's not kid ourselves" . So , I think he is trying to say the D is too young, which is why 11-7 works for him. He truly doesn't want to hurt their development.

    I don't know what is going to happen with him, but I cannot take away the steps that the young guys have taken. But I would rather another coach in the end.
     
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    I don't know if he has ever been before, so don't know if it is the norm. Obviously, not someone you would want at this particular event. Although the COO and Aimee girl were there. she is a pretty lady. He wore a suit with suspenders...is that coming back? :laugh:
     
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    May not always agree with you guys on some subjects, but thanks for the reports and the reminder that at the end of the day everyone involved is still a person.
     
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    I have no idea if this translates to being good in the locker room/effective captain material, but Duchene seems to be more comfortable and engaging with media and fans than Stone, who can come across as stiff and awkward. Again, this may have nothing to do with which of the two is a better team leader, just my personal observation.
     
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    Perhaps you're right. I'm just assuming one with connections would be aware, thus avoiding the joke altogether.
     
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    If I am not mistaken, B+ refers specifically to how transparent the organization is in the form of reporting what it does with the funds.

    The data hasn't been updated since last June, so the most recent overhead cost is 54%. I'm just hoping after that was made public by CBC, that they have "trimmed the fat" as they say, and brought that down.
     
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    I was just thinking this, he has the look too to pull off a comedic bit. (in no way do i mean that negatively)
     
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    Yeah, I was a bit turned off by the original post as it seemed like a humble brag, but the whole event sounds like it was well attended and fun. Must have been pretty cool for those lucky enough to be able to afford to go. Can't blame them for that.
     
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    If I had to guess, from the few times I have run into Stone, he clearly has a media persona, and definitely a very cool guy persona, chatty and always smiling type in public. Wherever the boys were dancing, he was in the middle lol
     
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    I will add that I also had a chat with our GM Pierre Dorion, and I got a bad feeling from him...if I were asked of which person I met from the Senators, being players and staff, our GM was the most disappointing. My friend and I both got the same bad vibe off him. Like he is way up and above anyone else. I am not sure if its a defense mechanism in his personality to act like that in this type of environment, or simply a stuck up goofball. As we were talking with him, his eyes were wandering the room as if to see who else is around and who is watching him.....very ingenuine. I will put it to you guys this way, if I were to meet him again, I would not give him the time of day to speak to him.
     
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    Considering how bad he is at public communication (and his role as a GM), I would have hoped that he was a super humble and nice guy to talk with away from the rink..

    Disappointing to say the least, but its just more reinforcement for the belief that he's a moron who's got an ego, and in way over is head as an NHL gm.
     
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