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Sens owner Melnyk insists team not for sale

Oct 25, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

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Senators owner Eugene Melnyk insists that the franchise is not on the market.

“Quite simply: Not for sale. Not a chance,” Melnyk told the Ottawa Sun in an e-mail. “If you find an owner more committed than me please let me know as I would love to meet them.”

Melnyk’s denial comes two days after Sportsnet’s Doug MacLean indirectly suggested on the radio that people may be kicking the tires on the club.

In its most recent valuation, Forbes pegged the Sens’ worth at $201 million.

  1. theawesomersfranchise - Oct 25, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Travel south Eugene, then slightly West, when you hear gunfire and see no police, you’re in Detroit, then look up Mr. Illitch and you will see.

  2. taytay099 - Oct 25, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    Terry Pegula.

  3. freewillig - Oct 26, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    The man’s going through a divorce. I’m sure his wife wants to get a value on the teams so she can get her “share of the total assets”. Melnyk is not selling the team.

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