Remember that dumpster fire that was burning called the Ottawa Senators? It seems to still be burning.

On Monday, the Ottawa Citizen posted a video they had obtained of several Sens players openly joking about their penalty killing and mocking one of their coaches.

It is just more embarrassing news for the Ottawa franchise who has been trying to rebuild, not only on the ice, but the culture around the team and their public relations.

The video appears to be from Senators’ recent western road trip, so around October 29 or 30, while the team was in Phoenix. It is believed the recording with the seven players was made by the Uber driver. It also appears that none of the players were aware their conversation was being recorded.

It was all shot from a camera mounted near the rear-view mirror, was posted on YouTube and Twitter, but appears to have been taken down by the driver but still available on the Ottawa Citizen YouTube page. The majority of the conversation centred around the team’s defensive inefficiencies.

Sens forward Matt Duchene is heard in the video saying, “Marty Raymond, the only coach in NHL history to have the worst power-play and the worst PK within a calendar year.” Raymond is the team’s assistant coach in charge of the penalty killing this year and power play last campaign.

Duchene’s comment was met with laughter and led to more jabs by the players at the assistant coach.

Defenceman Chris Wideman, who was in the front passenger seat, added his own chirp: “Do you notice that when (Raymond) runs video, if you actually do pay attention, he doesn’t ever teach you anything? He just commentates what’s happening.”

The players then went on how they never change anything and wonder why they have meetings anyways. Duchene even noted that “I haven’t paid attention in three weeks.”

The Uber driver appears to not know who they players are during the ride and asks who they play for.

As the conversations go on, they players express their frustrations as how they are fighting off penalties and breakouts from their own end. Wideman would even reference not being able to slow down opponents in a recent game, which could have been against the Vegas Golden Knights or the Arizona Coyotes which were both losses for the Sens on the trip.

Raymond, 51, was hired by the Senators in July 2016 and had previously served as an assistant head coach with Guy Boucher with the Tampa Bay Lightning and in the American Hockey League with the Hamilton Bulldogs.

The video is the latest bit of embarrassing news for the club who wants to rebuild on and off the ice, even more so after the departure of captain and fan favourite Erik Karlsson.

Late Monday night, the players involved, Thomas Chabot, Dylan DeMelo, Matt Duchene, Alex Formenton, Chris Tierney, Chris Wideman, and Colin White, issued the following statement:
“We want to apologize publicly to Marty Raymond, our teammates and coaches for our comments in Phoenix Arizona on October 29. Our private conversation was recorded without our knowledge or consent. We’re passionate about our team and focusing on growing together. We are grateful for the support of our fans and organization. This is an important learning experience, and we will do better.”

Boucher, the Senators head coach, also issued a statement: “Nothing is more important to us during this rebuild than making sure our players and coaches are fully committed to our plan, our values and our system of play. We have every confidence in Marty Raymond’s coaching; in the effort and determination of our team; and in the sincerity of our players’ apology. We are now treating this as a team matter and will be making no further comment to the media.”

Just when you thought they were turning a corner, they turn right back in front of that same dumpster that was burning last year and is now reignited.

The worst part of the whole thing was that they didn't win any money on their journey.  Oh wait, it wasn't the Cash Cab.