Melnyk: ‘I will never sell the Senators’

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk has no plans to sell the team now or in the future.

Melnyk: ‘I will never sell the Senators’

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk has no plans to sell the team now or in the future.

Earlier this week on Toronto radio station The Fan 590, former NHL general manager and current talking head Doug MacLean suggested several NHL teams have interested buyers looking at their books and hinted one of those teams might be the Ottawa Senators.

It’s not the first time MacLean and co-pundit Nick Kypreos have used their Hockey Central pulpit to throw out rumours that the Senators are up for grabs to the highest bidder.

Last year, MacLean speculated on the franchise’s financial health, prompting Kypreos to suggest Melnyk might not be in for the long haul in Ottawa (see this 6th Sens blog post for a full accounting of Sens sale speculation).

In an e-mail to the Citizen Wednesday, Melnyk insisted he isn’t going anywhere.

“I will never sell the Senators. Not a chance,” he wrote.

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