Nashville Predators’ Kyle Turris is preparing to take the ice against the Vancouver Cancuks, he is still talking about his former team, the Ottawa Senators, and had plenty to say about his tenure and departure from the franchise.
Turris was dealt from Ottawa to Nashville and promptly signed a six-year extension with the Preds for an average annual value of $6M.
Turris and Senators GM Pierre Dorion have had a disagreeing point of view about contract negotiations, or lack there of, between Turris and Ottawa during his time there.
Turris is now pointing the finger of blame on Senators’ owner Eugene Melnyk.
“It’s tough because I think management did want to sign me, but I think that the owner [Melnyk] didn’t. And that was his decision” Turris said of the Senators’ decision to not sign him to a new contract, according to Josh Clipperton of the Canadian Press.
Ottawa has gone downhill since the trade and appears to be on the verge of a firesale approaching the NHL trade deadline.