The Sens owner said the important thing for him was to identify who the real fans and the fake fans were
  • Eugene Melnyk is certainly one of the most criticized owners in the NHL.
  • The businessman has been criticized for several dubious decisions in recent years.
  • In Ottawa, a supporter even had billboards installed that demanded Melnyk’s departure.

  • Before the start of this season, Eugene Melnyk had announced a reconstruction.
  • The owner had even advanced stating that this year, nearly half of the Sens roster would be rookies playing 10 games or less in the NHL.
  • Only a few days later, Erik Karlsson took the road to San Jose.
  • In the following months, the Senators also traded Mark Stone, Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel
  • In an interview on Sportsnet 590, Eugene Melnyk was asked about his strategy to win back Senators fans.
  • Rather than being humble, the Sens owner said the important thing for him was to identify who the real fans and the fake fans were.
  • Melnyk believes it is an easy target and claims to ignore 99% of critics.
  • He asks the fans to be patient.
  • The problem is that Senators get bogged down in mediocrity and bad decisions.
  • After finishing penultimate in the league last year, Ottawa is currently ranked last in the NHL with 56 points in 74 games.
  • Even more serious, the Senators do not even have their first-round pick for the next repechage.
  • It was traded to the Avalanche in the deal that sent Matt Duchene to Ottawa.
  • The Senators managed to get the Blue Jackets first-round pick by handing Duchene back to them last February, but it’s likely to be a much later choice than the Avalanche’s.

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