"I think Nashville plays a system that is going to be perfect for my game," he said. "It's intense and hard working. It's all about team, and that's what I love and look forward to. I can fit that mould really well and I'm excited about that.
"It's a more aggressive style of play than we have played in Ottawa. That's why they've being successful so far, and I can add to that."
Is this a bit of a backhand to Cory Clouston and his passive defensive system by Mike Fisher on his way out the door?
Couldn't be. Could it?
The Senators should cut ties with Brian Elliott this summer.
He's played so poorly this season that you have to wonder about his value as an asset to this organization anymore. The Senators don't have to give him a qualifying offer this summer when he becomes a restricted free-agent and could use that money towards bringing in at least two unrestricted goalies this summer.
Unless Robin Lehner becomes a miracle man, my guess is he'll be starting in Bingo next season as the number one guy to get experience. That means the Senators have a chance to completely revamp their NHL goaltending this summer by signing a true number one and an experienced back-up.
There is so much baggage with Elliott now that it's best for both sides to start fresh.