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Turris meets the Ottawa media

Dec 19, 2011, 3:29 PM EDT

Newly acquired forward Kyle Turris practiced with his Senators teammates for the first time today.

As you can see in the video (via the Ottawa Citizen), there were plenty of reporters on hand to watch the former Coyote stretch. And after that, they got to ask him some questions.

Clearly it’s going to be a different experience playing in a Canadian city, with all the media attention that goes with it. Just ask the Canadian media, which loves to trumpet that particular angle.

“I don’t think I’ve seen this many cameras for a number of years now,” Turris told the assembled media. “It’s a lot different pressure but I’m ready for it.”

The Sens host the Sabres tomorrow.

PS — Sportsnet’s Ian Mendes reports that Turris was skating on a line with Nick Foligno and Erik Condra.

PPS – How ‘bout Alfie’s mustache? Right out of the mustache textbook.

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  1. govtminion - Dec 19, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Turris hasn’t seen this many cameras because normally no one cares about him enough to film him. I don’t understand all of the attention on this kid lately- am I missing something?

    • haterzgonahate - Dec 19, 2011 at 4:43 PM

      yes

  2. davebabychreturns - Dec 19, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    Being a top three pick is a big deal. If you look at 2000-2009 the top three of each draft turned out with few exceptions to be impact players in this league.. probably the worst were Alex Svitov, Cam Barker, and Turris out of that group and everyone else has either had serious injury problems or has been a huge on ice contributor.

    The thing with Turris is that he was only drafted four years ago and he was young and physically immature at the time. He has come along slowly (not surprising when you consider these factors) but was very productive last season (51st in ES P/60) and finished strong.

    Turris is obviously not an established star but there are a handful of pretty good reasons to believe he is also not a bust. Whether he can produce in Ottawa remains to be seen but obviously in that city a player like Turris is going to attract attention, especially because that team needs his talent badly.

    • Jason Brough - Dec 19, 2011 at 6:41 PM

      Yep, just watch Turris skate and shoot — you’ll see why the Sens took a shot on him.

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