Discussion in 'Ottawa Senators' started by Tundraman, Jan 4, 2019.
Let's face it, the Sens front office is basically just a Fantasy Camp at this point.
This. He basically changed the channel. It's PR 101.
On TV at the moment: "Eugene's bizarre boast show, live from TORONTO!"
COO calmly switches the channel over to:
"COO states obvious things and his takes are condescending or even perhaps misleading! This COO is a jerk. Live from OTTAWA!"
Did anyone hear Marcotte comparing Melnyk to Trump this afternoon lol. Got a decent chuckle out of that.
He’s not the PR hire though, that was Aimee I think... not that you can’t still be annoyed. I think he’s the finance guy no?
Aimee Deziel is the CMO.
Nicholas Ruszkowski's background is in Communications and PR.
Senators new chief operating officer Nicolas Ruszkowski steps into the fire
So yeah, he was the guy hired to help craft and deliver the team's message. And he's done an awful job at it.
Cmon man, you can't expect him to be trolling these boards full time defending melnyk AND handle every little story.... that's what the unpaid INTERNS are for
Thanks, I thought his job was on the finance side.
As the **** who responded to your post said, I’m getting nailed left right and centre for trolling real Sens fans... lol
Back to lurking for me, but thanks for taking the time to post all of that info.
To the new paragraph you added:
I didn't suggest "just me", but probably in the minority. I don't think I am biased in listening. I didn't take my pompoms out. And I didn't so much as "dismiss" opinions as much as put them in their place. A lot of people took what COO said and I personally don't think they could listen through their clenched jaws. Maybe have another listen and you may find things a little different. Or stick to your bias.
In was able to hear and understand what many others did, and share the same sentiments and concerns, but on other matters , I don't think people got what he was saying.
And you used the word "you" in various forms 8 times in that paragraph! Nice! I don't really like when people try and put words in my mouth, and your suggestions and inference that my legal background and/or incompetence is in poor taste. You don't know what type of law I practiced.
You are very black and white, maybe try some gray on sometime. I have and it makes the forum a better place instead of the name calling and accusing people of trolling...because if i didnt know any better, you are right on that trolling line yourself trying to illicit a reaction out of me rather than debate as others are doing. And I am not impressed by your thesaurus app
Ah men brother. It reminds of way back a few days ago where the narrative around here became that PD thought we were a playoff team save for injuries this year, even though he never said anything of the sort in his interview, and even specifically said not to blame injuries.
This whole board can only see through shades of red at the moment. It’s so bad that to the non biased listener you have to be an acrobat to end up where the popular sentiment ends up (right where it started).
Finally got around to listening to the full pregame show.
@ianmendes I have been critical in the past and wanted to congratulate and thank you for yesterday's round table. Simply Brilliant!
If that POS COO Ruszkowski ever "graces your airwaves" again with his corpulent bombasitic presence, please feel free to tear him a new one.
(and while you're at it, punch Garrihack in his fat ugly mug for all of us)
One of the underdiscussed portions of Ruszkowski’s meandering musings was his “free will” statement with regards to getting the UFA’s signed.
So Nick, if you set up (what Stone’s parents have reportedly described as) “a ****show” of an organization and consistently treat the Stars with no respect, then they won’t want to stay? Weird...
Unlike the EK offer, it looks like the Sens are doing their best to provide their version of Market Value. The players appear to be responding with a resounding F-YOU’S.
So i got around to listening to the COO interview
I think a little too much noise has been made about it
Re the salary cap floor comment. It doesn't take a rocket scientist or a mathematician to know that the team needs to be above the floor. Everyone here knows this. Everyone on that panel knows it. If Duchene, Stone and Dzingle walk there goes 20m + in salary. It's pretty obvious if that happens that they need to do something. Guys in here talking about Penalties for not reaching the floor...i don't know i think you're reaching. I don't get the hullabaloo about that comment. He could have said to CJ "don't be ****ing stupid there is a salary structure and you know it" he was baited with that question and there really wasn't a way to answer it without getting in to what they might target which clearly isn't going to be made public.
The other thing of interest to me was his comments about the in game experience. There was a lot of criticism about in game experience. What he said was we've heard that message and we're working on it and they clearly are. They've done a number of positive things with in game expsrience and quite a few guys have commented positively about it.
Something that i don't think is particularly well understood here is businesses cater to their customers. What he said is we are listening to our customers and we are trying to make in game improvements. And they appear to be making progress.
Idk...how many here do not attend games yet think of themselves as customers? If you are not attending games do you think they think of you as a customer? Take a guy like @coladin he's perceived as a customer. He appears to have various platforms to have his voice heard. Others on here probably don't have those same opportunities. That's life.
Lots of people are fans. Not all fans are customers.
Anyway i listened to the whole thing and as is pretty common i think the reaction to that interview is a bit overblown.
I, for one, am completely flabbergasted that you have chosen to attempt to spin that interview in a positive light.
Truly, truly shocking.
He did not answer the questions. Try adding the questions asked to your answers you are defending here. They don’t match up.
What questions was he asked that were actually answerable did he not answer?
Not interested in revisiting. About half of them.
That slip of the tongue suggests to me more than anything that Duchene is gone. Stone 50/50
Off the top of my head, the investing in the front office question. His answer was a rambling load of BS about "investing" in the community. And while we're at it, he mentioned investing in the 2 sensplex centres. It's weird to brag about investing in a privately owned complex. I mean, is it free to go use the Sensplex? Serious question. If it is, kudos, but I assume it's not. So how is that "community investment" any more than the Coliseum Movie Theatre?
I for one am shocked that you interpreted the interview this way.
Im shocked that you're shocked. Surely you must have figured we'd interpret it differently ?
If the Blue Jays were as good as the Raptors these guys would be talking about them as much as they do the Sens. I don't understand this. There are only 2 sports going right now and they still can't hold a decent conversation about 1 team that represents the country like the Jays. The Sens are so bad that retelling the same what if stories are just boring at this point. Every show does this too.
Serious question, Are TGOR, In the Box, and The drive doing running off the same script? What separates the content of these shows? This is one of the main things I think the station is missing. The shows don't have direction and just kind of talk about the same things.
TGOR should cover: the sports from the night before, all of them. Keep it fun, do trivia/games/giveaways.
In the Box should cover: the local teams ie - Fury, RedBlacks, Sens/NHL, 67's, Raptors, Blue Jays, University, Team interviews, beat writers
The Drive should cover: Break down the games coming up for the night, interviews from the NHL/NBA/MLB/NFL/ major network analysts. This should be the flagship show that is serious and really goes deep into analysis. Tackle deep issues such as the Malkin 1 game suspension.
Hey Ian would love to know your thoughts on this idea or what I might be missing.
Awesome job by simmer and cj at 1st intermission tonight.
Get them tv jobs
Marcel Desjardins this morning - a GM with confidence in his voice, relaxed, a full command of his team and players, unapologetic, non-combative, fully supportive of his beliefs and understabding of other opinions, deep belief in his abilities and his team.
Desjardins lost his QB and his star offensive players and he’s on the radio the next morning fully confident his team will
Manage it. A GM with a plan.
Desjardins and the Redblacks are such a great organization - that’s a GM running a team free of interference and outside worry. His sole job is make the best team he can.
Just struck me how opposite Desjardins is from what we got from The Sens last week. Dorion sounded dour and nervous, Rudwonski sounded like a bad spin doctor explaining something for the first time to people he didn’t really understand but knew he had to publicly throw props to the owner for owning.
The Redblacks are already a fully
Mature organization, the Sens are the Ottawa offspring that can’t get its feet under it and stumbles along saying it’s not drunk, it’s the fans who have to change their prospective and tilt their heads and bob them to see how that heir stumbling around aimlessly is actually perfectly normal if you just suspend reason and rationality and completely change the way you look at things.
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