The Ottawa Senators may be in a rebuilding stage, but general manager Pierre Dorion still expects more out of his team.
Dorian revealed during a press conference Friday that he shared that sentiment with the players earlier in the day.
"I told them that our play recently wasn't acceptable," Dorion said, according to TSN's Frank Seravalli.
"No more excuses," Dorion added.
The Senators, who fired head coach Guy Boucher on Friday, are the worst team in the NHL and are mired in a six-game losing streak. Their three leading goal scorers – Matt Duchene, Mark Stone, and Ryan Dzingel – were traded away prior to the deadline, but Dorion remains optimistic that Ottawa can be competitive.