I was listening to the Hockeycentral @ Noon today and around the 9:30 mark, Kypreos and MacLean insinuated that the Sens were for sale, that in fact people were looking at the books. They referred to a certain Ontario team and seeing as how the Leafs were just sold, logic should dictate it is the Senators.
Would you welcome a change? What would a move like this mean for the franchise going forward?
The Euge is fine, he's a little too sentimental/loyal at times but I'd rather that than someone that just doesn't give a crap.
He's highly entertaining as well, which just makes him more appealing.
As for this rumour...I seem to recall an old Globe and Mail article where Melnyk said fan support would have to reach Atlanta/Columbus levels for this to happen, that fans were driving him crazy and all that.
WS On the Fan 590 yesterday, Doug MacLean suggested you may have lost $14 million on the hockey club, and Nick Kypreos said he hears you may be wanting to sell the team. Do you have a comment on any of that?
Yeah, I actually do. You know what, they’re absolutely dead on, if you put me into the movie Wizard of Oz next to Dorothy while she’s clicking her heels.
EM They’re out of their minds! That team will never be sold. Never for sale. Did we lose money last year, no question. Just do the math. I’ve always said, we’ve got to go deep into the second round to break even.
Just an OT question, if Seattle did get a team would you cheer for them, or Ottawa. (Please don't feel pressure to say Ottawa because of being on a Sens board, I was just curious)
You know, I've actually thought about this before. I think the Seattle team might be my new #1A to be honest, which would work out since they would be in different conferences. I've lived in Washington my whole life, and have never had a team to call my own. The Canucks are only a little over two hours away from where I currently live, but I could never support that team
It might not work out like that though, because Im a pretty damn loyal fan. Hell, I picked the Sens something like 12 years ago just because I loved the third jersey that was introduced in 2000... I still have it hanging on my wall actually. That and Yashin was amazing in NHL Faceoff 2000 haha.