After rumours began to swirl that Sens Owner Eugene Melnyk may be looking to sell the Ottawa Senators, Melnyk was quick to dismiss the speculation.
In an email sent to the Ottawa Citizen yesterday, Melnyk simply stated, "I will never sell the Senators. Not a chance." Certainly comforting reassurance for the Sens fan base.
While a tad outspoken at times, Melnyk is exactly what you want in an owner.
He's passionate about the game of hockey and honestly cares about the on ice success of the hockey club. Even during the rebuild phase the last couple seasons, Melnyk has earned the praise of the fan base for supporting Bryan Murray and giving him to power to execute this rebuild the right way.
But the reality is, the Sens have been on an extremely tight budget the past couple seasons and the direction to tighten the purse strings comes from Eugene.
Not as drastic as the idea of Melnyk looking to sell the team outright but still something to keep an eye on moving forward.
- The BSens are finally back in action tomorrow night when they take on the Portland Pirates. The Pirates roster includes former Senators prospect David Rundblad along with with a couple other top end defensive prospects in Brandon Gormley and Oliver Ekmann-Larsson. Should be a good one.
Another disappointing day on the CBA front yesterday as the NHL officially pulled their most recent offer from the table. The expectation is that more game cancelations will come in the near future. The negotiation continues to be non-existent which is particularly disappointing when you consider how close the two sides really are. Figure it out, fellas.