For the first time since the end of the Ottawa Senators' season, Ray Emery will face the media, as he sits down for a one-on-one in-depth interview with TSN's Michael Landsberg, airing tonight on Off The Record (OTR) at 6 p.m. ET.
The interview, a special extended two-part Up Front segment, also marks the first time the controversial goaltender has spoken publicly since being bought out by his former NHL club and joining the new Russian Continental Hockey League.
Landsberg traveled to Ottawa to meet with the outspoken netminder. Always one to speak his mind, Emery will address hot issues about being released by the Senators, his decision to play in Russia next season, his biggest regret, and his strained relationship with Ottawa GM Bryan Murray and former coach John Paddock. Landsberg will also question Emery about the Senators' collapse last season, possible plans for returning to the NHL in the future, the rumours of his off-ice excesses, and whether or not he has any last words for Sens fans.
After an up-and-down season that eventually saw Emery replaced by Martin Gerber as the starting goaltender, Emery was bought out by the Senators. Since then, Emery has added his name to the list of former NHLers heading overseas to join the new Russian Continental Hockey League. Emery has signed a one-year contract with Atlant Mytishchi that is reported to be worth more than $2 million (US).
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