NOVEMBER 5, 2017 | 8:34AM ET



Kyle Turris, centre


Even as Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion tries to make a trade to boost the club's offense, the chatter doesn't seem to be distracting the players on the team.

On Friday, the Senators came close to trading Kyle Turris and some draft picks and a prospect or two in a three-way trade with the Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche in which Ottawa would have received Matt Duchene from the Avs.

While those trade talks have hit a roadblock for the time being, the future of Turris in Ottawa seems to be clearer.

The Ottawa Sun's Don Brennan spoke with some of the current Sens players, who insist the trade talks aren't a distraction.

"Nope," forward Mark Stone told the Sun after the club's 5-4 afternoon loss to Vegas. "Turrey is a professional. He comes in to work every day and does his thing. So no distraction on our side."

The Senators are expected to continue exploring the possibility of acquiring Duchene from the Avs, though it's unclear how long they'll continue down that road.

"You hear that stuff all the time," Senators head coach Guy Boucher told the Sun. "We didn't talk about it. I didn't hear any players talk about it. So no. We just lost the game. Period."