Upgrade your account today to enjoy the forums ad-free.
Click here to upgrade: Account Upgrades

MSG from the CEO/President/Owner/Governor

Discussion in 'Ottawa Senators' started by Spartachat, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. Spartachat

    Spartachat Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2016
    Messages:
    750
    Likes Received:
    491
    Trophy Points:
    59
    Location:
    Ottawa
    I received this in the e-mail from our President and CEO:

    To our valued Senators supporters,

    This has been a disappointing season for our team. Our place in the standings speaks for itself. Trust me, no one is more aware of this – and more frustrated by it – than I am.

    But one challenging year does not define our team. And if anything, the commitment to re-establish our great franchise and reclaim our place atop the NHL standings should unite all Senators fans, partners and season-seat members. Now is the time for us to focus on the future rather than dwelling on a difficult season.

    Remember, it was just a year ago we came within one goal of playing for the Stanley Cup. That grit and that fire are still part of the Senators’ DNA.

    When I came on board, the Ottawa Senators were in deep financial trouble. Together, with your support, we brought this team back to life and we have had Canada’s most successful NHL on-ice performance over the past 15 years. Backed by Ottawa fans and the entire community, I have demonstrated my commitment to giving you the best possible team over and over again. Today, I am just as committed to the Ottawa Senators and to keeping them in the City of Ottawa as I was in 2003.

    Enduring a tough year has given us a chance for clear-eyed evaluation. This is an ongoing process but I can tell you one thing: we are not looking to just tweak our lineup nor mortgage our future for stop-gap solutions.

    The kind of change required to reclaim our standing needs a change in approach, requires difficult decisions and commitment to a plan. As an organization, and community, it meant saying goodbye to some very good players this year – quality men who gave their all on the ice and in the community.

    As a team, we need to get younger, faster and more skilled. We have already announced several key steps to making that happen.

    I remain committed to investing what is needed to identify, draft and develop the players that embody what it means to be an Ottawa Senator. We have a strong foundation of players on this team and in the pipeline ready to contribute.

    The passion of our fans in the Ottawa community is unlike any other in the NHL. As an owner, that is the most important thing of all.

    That’s why we are looking to improve every aspect of the Ottawa fan experience. And, of course, we continue to work towards realizing our vision for LeBreton Flats.

    Over the coming months, you’ll learn more about our plans to improve the fan experience, to make our games more fun, accessible and affordable and to have an even greater presence in our community.

    Every day we are mindful and proud to represent the passion, strength and integrity of the National Capital Region, both on and off the ice. Every member of the organization understands our responsibility to make a positive community impact.
    We are dedicated to be an even larger part of Ottawa’s fabric, to ensure that no matter the outcome on the ice on any given night, we’ll always, always be winning in the community.

    On a personal level, let me repeat that I have every intention of rebuilding the Senators to become the finest team in the NHL and bringing a Stanley Cup to Ottawa.

    I remain a diehard Sens fan. I know you are too. We value your support and hope you can join in our excitement about the future for this team. Thank you.

    Eugene Melnyk
    Chief Executive Officer
    Owner and Governor
     
  2. Billy Bridges

    Billy Bridges Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2011
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    36
    What a time to be alive.
     
  3. Sens of Anarchy

    Sens of Anarchy Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2013
    Messages:
    25,050
    Likes Received:
    5,513
    Trophy Points:
    141
  4. Lenny the Lynx

    Lenny the Lynx Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2008
    Messages:
    4,672
    Likes Received:
    139
    Trophy Points:
    81
    Location:
    Toronto
    I appreciate that he didnt threaten relocation in this letter- a small step but an important one
     
    Alf Silfversson, derriko and slamigo like this.
  5. Ice-Tray

    Ice-Tray Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2006
    Messages:
    4,811
    Likes Received:
    611
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Location:
    Victoria
    Nice letter, I wonder how long it will take to be picked apart and burned up in here.
     
  6. Do Make Say Think

    Do Make Say Think & Yet & Yet

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2007
    Messages:
    38,937
    Likes Received:
    974
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Step one of a long, long road to respectability for Eugene.
     
    Polansky likes this.
  7. Benjamin

    Benjamin Differently Financed

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2010
    Messages:
    30,908
    Likes Received:
    251
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Location:
    yes
    Thats a lot of words to say nothing.
     
  8. Emerica

    Emerica ayyyy

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    7,098
    Likes Received:
    482
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Location:
    Ottawa
  9. The Redden Rocket

    The Redden Rocket Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2015
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Southern Ontario

    Pretty much what I thought when reading it.
     
    Mika Hoffmanijad likes this.
  10. Philadelphia Collins

    Philadelphia Collins Registered User

    Joined:
    May 31, 2011
    Messages:
    1,389
    Likes Received:
    149
    Trophy Points:
    81
    What exactly does it mean to be an Ottawa Senator? I’d argue that this team has no identity
     
  11. Tuna99

    Tuna99 Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2009
    Messages:
    5,799
    Likes Received:
    603
    Trophy Points:
    109
    ‘’I remain committed to investing what is needed to identify, draft and develop the players’....so we can rid of them when they are in their prime and start over again.

    ...Finished your thought, and every Sens fans thought, for you Eugene, and this one was free (but you have to pay for parking)
     
    branch and L'Aveuglette like this.
  12. Sens of Anarchy

    Sens of Anarchy Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2013
    Messages:
    25,050
    Likes Received:
    5,513
    Trophy Points:
    141
    I love it when Eugene talks nice like that .

    [​IMG]
     
    Cosmix likes this.
  13. The Lewler

    The Lewler GOAT BUDGET AINEC

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2013
    Messages:
    2,905
    Likes Received:
    731
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Occupation:
    Meme Enforcement Officer
    Location:
    Eastern Ontario Badlands
    K.

    You didn't threaten to move the team. The rest is nothingburger.
     
  14. slamigo

    slamigo Skate or Die!

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2007
    Messages:
    3,609
    Likes Received:
    531
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Location:
    Ottawa
    I think it’s a good start. Let’s see where it leads.
     
    Cosmix likes this.
  15. Gesus

    Gesus This team needs more Straka

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Messages:
    3,540
    Likes Received:
    456
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Location:
    Whitehorse, Y.T.
    I'm all for him attempting to reach out, but there doesn't seem to be much substance there.
     
  16. Deku

    Deku Registered Nanboy

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2011
    Messages:
    15,985
    Likes Received:
    791
    Trophy Points:
    149
    Location:
    Ottawa
    but are you gonna spend tho
     
    Wallet Inspector and Benjamin like this.
  17. Silencio

    Silencio Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
    Messages:
    366
    Likes Received:
    306
    Trophy Points:
    104
    I wonder which Toronto based PR firm wrote this letter
     
  18. Senator Blutarsky

    Senator Blutarsky All in

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2007
    Messages:
    630
    Likes Received:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    81
    Location:
    Ottawa
    I want to hear more about this.
     
  19. Lana Del Rey

    Lana Del Rey Clouds

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2015
    Messages:
    5,177
    Likes Received:
    1,236
    Trophy Points:
    94
    You're impressed by this?

    Boy our standards are low
     
  20. Emerica

    Emerica ayyyy

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    7,098
    Likes Received:
    482
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Location:
    Ottawa
    It's doing what it's supposed to do. Winning over as many gullible fans as it can.
     
  21. Philadelphia Collins

    Philadelphia Collins Registered User

    Joined:
    May 31, 2011
    Messages:
    1,389
    Likes Received:
    149
    Trophy Points:
    81
    Maybe he’ll finally fire Randy Lee so Belleville isn’t a mess next year when Batherson and Brown are playing there
     
  22. danielpalfredsson

    danielpalfredsson is excited about filip gustavsson

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2013
    Messages:
    10,632
    Likes Received:
    2,322
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Occupation:
    not a schmohawk
    I kinda miss the Eugene who threatens to blow me up.
     
  23. Rand0m

    Rand0m Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2011
    Messages:
    656
    Likes Received:
    111
    Trophy Points:
    61
    More BS from the worst owner in the league. I’m not buying it. He said nothing concrete in this long statement. Weren’t they minutes away from trading Karlsson a few days ago?? What changed in the past few days Eugene??
     
  24. Gil Gunderson

    Gil Gunderson Registered User

    Joined:
    May 2, 2007
    Messages:
    18,251
    Likes Received:
    1,120
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Location:
    Ottawa, ON
    Get to the point. It sounds like a start-up tech company on Shark Tank.

    Anyways, I expect to him to say more of these empty words when Karlsson is gone.

    “Don’t forget that we were one goal away from the Stanley Cup Finals. That’s why some of our best players will be gone.”
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2018
    L'Aveuglette, Deku and Benjamin like this.
  25. CanadianHockey

    CanadianHockey Smith - Alfie

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2009
    Messages:
    30,282
    Likes Received:
    207
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Location:
    Petawawa
    Home Page:
    A small, small step in the right direction. At the same time, said a whole lot of nothing.
     

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"