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Our next home game, March 8th, lets not show up. Don't buy tickets. Don't watch the game.

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  1. Benjamin

    Benjamin Differently Financed

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    March 8th vs Buffalo.

    Don't go to arena. Don't give the game TV ratings.

    Money talks and thats all that Melnyk can speak. Its the only real way to show our dissatisfaction with the state of the team.

    Melnyk doesn't care about billboards or signs or twitter comments. All easily laughed off.
     
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    Pretty sure he has a good idea by now
     
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    saskriders Can't Hold Leads

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    It would be hilarious to have one game this year where the arena is nearly empty.

    Although I think a more realistic scenario is getting fans to do some sort of anti-Melnyk cheer. They may be able to get rid of a few people's signs, but they couldn't stop thousands from cheering "Sell The Team" or something like that.
     
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    The only thing is there are not "thousands" of fans who would join in such a chant, maybe a few hundred at best, who would show up and waste their time.
     
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    I'll be flying back from Spain that day, I'm on board...of an airplane.
     
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    “The only thing is there are not "thousands" of fans who would join in such a chant, maybe a few hundred at best, who would show up and waste their time.” -dracula



    How can you be so sure?
    Got stats to support your assumption?
     
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    Why? Because Thompson, Oduya, Phaneuf, Brassard, Didomenico, Dumont and possibly Burrows are gone?

    Be patient and get ready to burn the CTC when necessary
     
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    Not supporting the team could lead to the team leaving. The Senators are in a small Canadian market, with revenues in Canadian dollars that are worth less than U$. I understand the need to be cost conscious and not spend to the cap every year.

    Support the team but demand positive changes.

    I want to see an experienced GM put in place, plus a coach who can coach an exciting offensive oriented team, not a defensive oriented one like we have now.

    There are some good exciting offensive oriented players still on the roster: Karlsson, Duchene, Stone, Hoffman, Chabot, Dzingle, so I have not lost all hope.

    There are some others who need to be replaced and I hope some of the younger prospects and picks will be added next season, plus Karlsson signed long term.

    There are some other decent players still here: Ceci, Pageau, Smith, Claesson, Pyatt, Ryan (but with a high cost contract).

    That makes 12 skaters. The team needs 6 more skaters. Perhaps Harpur, Chlapik, Brown, Batherson, and Formenton can fill 5 of those 6 positions. Too much to hope perhaps.

    Gaborik looks like he has to go, but I suspect no other team wants him, so a buy-out may be in the plans.
     
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    Then nothing changes.
     
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    This is a bad idea.

    The billboard thing makes WAY more sense: instead of "hurting the product we like and want to keep" a collective statement was made (and the billboard might not even have to go up, this was noticed) in a much more positive manner.

    Thinking the only way to keep the Sens is to hurt them a lot is messed up.
     
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    Yeah, I am a little bit weary of a boycott for this reason. But I do think a big empty lower bowl on TV would be a powerful statement. What about something like "don't go to your seats until 5 minutes after puck drop"? It doesn't exactly hurt the Sens since people would still buy tickets and concessions and what not, but it sends a message.
     
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    I think a powerful statement would be to sell out the arena, but then have everyone stay out of their seats for the first 5 minutes of the game. It shows that the fans are willing to show up for games and the market is viable, but they just don't like Melnyk.
     
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    Don't punish the players. Show up to the games and chant away, just don't buy any food or beer. He will feel that.
     
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    The billboard does need to go up. People will want to take selfies in front of it and share it on social media. It'll be a hit of it goes up.

    Should be planning the next billboard as an insult, something depicting Melnyk as Scrooge or something.
     
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    Agreed. Now is not the time to light the fuse, but it is coming.
     
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    But I want to see Jim O’Brien develop into an NHLer
     
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    Would be funny to see an empty arena 1 game then a sellout the next with the massives wearing "#MelnykOut shirts.
     
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    Hope you guys like the Quebec Senators, or the Hamilton Senators......
     
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    The other half of this has to be cheering the **** out of Erik Karlsson every night.
     
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  20. Fenix Rises 2026

    Fenix Rises 2026 Alfie forever!

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    im betting 90% of you never go to games anyways
     
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    I go to usually 2 games a year when I visit the fam during the holidays. I sport Sens gear with my truck and it makes good conversations when the team is playoff bound. Don't hear much when not though.
     
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    I'm waaaaaaay ahead of ya on not watching the game.

    Haven't watched a full game since Melynk's idiotic comments at the outdoor game.
     
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    One thing for sure, Sens won’t have no choice but spend to the cap floor which should be 60 M$ so at some point you can’t lower roster costs more than it’s possible

    We make a big deal about the rumors surrounding Karlsson but many teams are in the same situation every year. Pacioretty with the Habs this year, Islanders are about to lose Tavares for nothing. It’s not easy but that’s the business we’re in here
     
  24. Fenix Rises 2026

    Fenix Rises 2026 Alfie forever!

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    point stands though... a lot of people in here complain about our cheap owner and talking boycotts while sitting at home pirating the games online.
     
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    Not really sure I agree. The majority on this board seems to be from Ottawa or nearby. I am not in the majority so I complain from the minority while providing the support from out of town as much as I can.

    Maritimes is Leafs/Habs country. Sens fans and supporters are far and between. I support the team as much as I can from the East.
     
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