OTTAWA - Money and security, Clarke MacArthur says, will not change him.
He will still play the game the right way, he will continue to lead by example, he will again say what needs to be said in the dressing room. In fact, his voice will be a little stronger now that he has one season in Ottawa under his belt and a $23.25 million extension that keeps him under contact until the summer of 2020, and that has to be comforting to coach Paul MacLean.
For when camp starts in four weeks -- and at various times throughout the season -- MacLean will surely utter similar sentiments to those expressed by MacArthur Wednesday in a conference call with reporters.
They are words the Senators will have to adhere to if they are to find success minus a prolific point producer like Jason Spezza.