For Whatever Reason, A Video Of Some Senators' Players Trashing Their Coaches While In An Uber Has Surfaced
OttawaCitizen- The video — since taken down — appears to have been shot in Phoenix on Oct. 29 or 30 during the team’s western road swing. It was recorded, presumably by the Uber driver, as seven Senators were transported in a van or SUV. It appears that none of the players were aware the conversation was being recorded.
Term of the hour:
Self-fulfilling prophecy- Any positive or negative expectation about circumstances, events, or people that may affect a person's behavior toward them in a manner that causes those expectations to be fulfilled.
An employer who, for example, expects the employees to be disloyal and shirkers, will likely treat them in a way that will elicit the very response he or she expects. (h/t BusinessDictionary)
Welp, pretty sure that's not why they call it a rideshare.
Now, I don't want to get too much into how much of a rat you have to be to publicly disseminate a video in which you unknowingly recorded people that rendered your services as they did what literally everyone does by roasting their bosses and co-workers behind their back. Seriously, if you've never talked shit about someone you work either with or for then two things are true. One being that you are undoubtedly the person everyone else is talking shit about, and two being that you've never operated under Eugene Melnyk. Therefore, this Uber driver isn't just a special kind of snake for abusing a safety precaution in the shameless search for supplementary income, but he's also more than likely a massively disingenuous hypocrite.
However, let's also make one thing clear, while this could technically happen to anyone, who it did actually happen to is about the furthest thing from a surprise. Maybe not directly, but the dysfunction and distrust that exists throughout the Ottawa Senators' organization definitely indirectly enabled some random Uber driver in the desert to introduce even more dissension into a lacerated NHL locker room from well across the border.
To put it simply, anyone that knows anything about hockey has, relatively recently, trashed the Senators as a franchise, so why would those whose professional careers are now anchored to its ineptitude be any different? This is obviously not a great look for the players involved, especially since most of them are new to the systematic stupidity. However, in my opinion, it's an even worse look for a front office/coaching staff whose "efforts" prompted a group of good-looking professional athletes in their 20's to waste time during a night out discussing a stagnated system and a pulverized penalty kill.
Honesty typically rears its ugly head when the camera stops, but if those it's aimed at never know it's rolling in the first place then you can be pretty certain that what you're getting is the truth. If you watched even one chapter of the Erik Karlsson drama play out then you shouldn't have even needed to take a look behind the proverbial curtain to know that it might hurt.