Lots of interest for the Senators

Lots of Interest for Senators

UPGRADE DAY

More than 20 potential buyers have expressed interest in acquiring the Ottawa Senators, which went through the sale process earlier this month. 

This is what the Ottawa Sun has learned.

Among the people wishing to obtain the Ottawa franchise having played its first season in the National Hockey League in 1992- 1993, there is Michael Andlauer, minority owner of the Montreal Canadiens who also owns the Hamilton Bulldogs, in the Ontario Junior League. “Toronto Star” newspaper co-owner Paul Rivett is reportedly trying to form a consortium to get his hands on the team. Comedian Ryan Reynolds has already expressed his desire to buy the Senators from the estate of the late Eugene Melnyk.

One of the conditions of the upcoming transaction will be that the club remain in Ottawa. The value of it is US$655 million according to the latest ranking from the Sportico site. At the counters and on the ice, the season is difficult for the “Sens”. They hold the Eastern Conference basement with 13 points, while posting the 27th best average in the league for attendance per game, at 15,186.