Media Round-Up: Start of Training Camp Edition
With training camp beginning today, many players had an opportunity to chat with members of the local media. Here's a collection of today's quotes.
Training camp has started! Today was primarily a medical testing and media day for the Senators and as such, a few interesting tidbits came out in the press.
Marc Methot on his contract status:
Methot "I'd like to think we are getting closer other than that I can't elaborate much more on it. (1/2).— Brent Wallace (@tsn_wally) September 18, 2014
Methot "It does no good having me comment on the way things are going" (2/2)— Brent Wallace (@tsn_wally) September 18, 2014
Merhot: "it's the business side and it's not always pretty"— Ken Warren (@Citizenkwarren) September 18, 2014
Methot says it's up to agent Larry Kelly to ha handle negotiations— Ken Warren (@Citizenkwarren) September 18, 2014
Methot..."as far as my future is concerned, i would like to get something done, but you don't always have control over that"— Ken Warren (@Citizenkwarren) September 18, 2014
"It's purely business. It's a negotiation," says Marc Methot. Says he is committed to staying in Ottawa. #Sens— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) September 18, 2014
"I'd like to think that we're getting closer," says Methot. Refers all questions to Larry Kelly. "I'd like to get something done." #Sens— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) September 18, 2014
Marc Méthot sur les déclarations de Pierre Dorion hier: "je ne lis pas les journaux et le web, tous ce que je veux c'est jouer au hockey."— Nicolas St-Pierre (@nic_stpierre) September 18, 2014
We took the day off from discussing Bobby Ryan's personal finances to discuss Methot's. Given that a minor storm broke yesterday about both players' UFA status it makes sense for Methot to leave all future contract talk to his agent. It may make things less interesting for the media, but it makes the most sense for the player.
Dr. Crusher's Sick Bay Report:
Zibanejad says he'a healthy following late season injury scare,— Ken Warren (@Citizenkwarren) September 18, 2014
Paul MacLean says there are no injuries to start camp. #Sens— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) September 18, 2014
Erik Karlsson talks about his health and the #Sens focus on defensive hockey → http://t.co/gxnbgKWFu1— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) September 18, 2014
#Tbt last years trainingcamp. Today it starts again. Excited to finally get going again. #nhl #preseason http://t.co/9JmnvdQVJV— Erik Karlsson (@ErikKarlsson65) September 18, 2014
It's good to hear Zibanejad's mystery injury to close out the 2013-14 season has healed, although I still want to know what exactly was bothering the young forward, especially given his injury history. Also good to know that everyone else starts camp healthy (take that, Pittsburgh).
Paul MacLean on team performance issues:
MacLean "our biggest issue is our play without the puck and that's the focus of our training camp" pic.twitter.com/IONGdK1Hcw— Brent Wallace (@tsn_wally) September 18, 2014
Well, he's not wrong. I'm not sure that a focused training camp will fix this issue, but it's a start.
MacLean on line combinations:
MacLean says he will start training camp with MacArthur, Turris and Ryan together.— Brent Wallace (@tsn_wally) September 18, 2014
Great, but I'm more interested in if they'll be together during the season or if one (probably Ryan) is paired with Zibanejad to balance Ottawa's attack.
And for those who care:
It's a boy! For Julie and Kyle Turris. Nicely timed. Beckett was born the weekend before training camp. Nesting days. #sens— Wayne Scanlan (@HockeyScanner) September 18, 2014
Do you think Marc Methot is likely to re-sign with the Senators?
|Absolutely! Before training camp is over!||18|
|Yes! They'll get a deal done!||118|
|He'll sign during the season||85|
|He'll be traded||44|
|Decline my ballot||2|