Sep 9, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT
Ottawa Senators president Cyril Leeder has resigned from a number of city-related boards and committees, purportedly in response to a recent city decision that left Sens owner Eugene Melnyk’s casino plans scuttled.
Said a source to the Ottawa Sun: “When an organization pumps $200 million a year into the economy of a city the size of Ottawa, is responsible for thousand and thousands of direct and indirect jobs, and then donates millions annually to charity – then gets slapped in the face for all of that effort? [Mayor Jim Watson] probably broke the proverbial camel’s back.”
Melnyk had hoped his casino project would offset the “substantial losses” of the hockey club.
PS — Melnyk tweeted a link to the Ottawa Sun story, so apparently he’d like everyone to read it.
- Video: Roenick says MacKinnon is more dominant at 18 than Crosby was 0
- Blue Jackets gain first-ever playoff win, tie series with Penguins 1-1 28
- Video: Seabrook ejected for charging Backes; will face hearing (update) 106
- WATCH LIVE: Minnesota Wild at Colorado Avalanche (Game 2) 0
- WATCH LIVE: Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh Penguins (Game 2) 4
- Blues come back to stun Blackhawks 4-3 in overtime, take 2-0 series lead 30
- WATCH LIVE: Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues (Game 2) 4
- Flyers’ Mason out of Game 2, Emery to start again 51
- Lucic fined $5,000 for spearing DeKeyser 76
- Getzlaf powers Ducks to Game 2 victory, 2-0 series lead over Stars 7