The Senators players are trying to remain optimistic

Les joueurs des Sénateurs tentent de rester optimistes

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Mark Borowiecki, who is a native of Ottawa and grew up in encouraging the Senators, is aware that the last few days have been very difficult.

Mark Borowiecki understands that many supporters of the Ottawa Senators are frustrated, but the defender will do everything he can to convince them that the team deserves their support.

Borowiecki, who is a native of Ottawa and grew up in encouraging the Senators, is aware that the last few days have been very difficult, after many disappointments, both on the rink and outside of it. The worst team in the circuit Bettman has exchanged its three best markers in back of young hopefuls before a news report reveals that the mediation to find a common ground between the parties for the construction of an amphitheatre in the city centre has failed.

“Some people want to scream, yell and cry, and it is correct, it is their right,” said Borowiecki before the Senators ‘ game against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night at the Centre Canadian Tire in Kanata.

“You have the right to do so, but personally, I’m going to introduce myself every morning and put on my work boots. My wife and I are going to continue to involve ourselves in the community as much as we can in order to regain the faith and confidence of the people, because this will be my priority from now on. “

After seeing Matt Duchene, Ryan Dzingel and Mark Stone change address in the last few days, supporters have learned by the national capital Commission that the efforts to try to preserve the project for the construction of an amphitheater on the LeBreton flats had failed to do — at least in its current form, under the supervision of the owner of the Senators Eugene Melnyk.

“From the outside, you see guys who go and you have no answer to give them, even if some of them are in this locker room,” said forward Bobby Ryan.

“It is a different sensation, and I am aware of it. Your three best markers are gone and [your best defender Erik Karlsson was traded to the San Jose Sharks] earlier this year, and I know it. The project LeBreton is experiencing difficult times, of course, but I think that at least part of the veterans in this locker room, people don’t see the youth players that arrive, with their enthusiasm, their motivation and their pride when they succeed in the games that they had never been able to do before.

“I’m not here to pass a message to supporters, but I’m here to tell them that there are a lot of things that are about to change, because these young players know how to play [hockey]. “