Eugene Melnyk Pledges to spend near salary cap: FYOUS Edition

Discussion in 'Ottawa Senators' started by Day Man, Feb 6, 2019.

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Will Melnyk Keep his Promise?

Poll closed May 16, 2019.
  1. Yes

    4.1%
  2. No

    77.5%
  3. Doesn't matter if we don't have the assets to spend it on.

    27.0%
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  1. Gesus

    Gesus Melnyk & Dorion ruined everything

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    Always about the money with the Melnyk defenders while ignoring all the other negative aspects his ownership brings. This is exactly why his "announcement" was met with crickets and disbelief, it just misses the point.
     
  2. supsens

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    This poll is all about the money, nothing else
     
  3. Micklebot

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    Sure, siting on the fence is a real world situation, just not one that historically stimulates conversation. That why you don't see tv shows or radio program hosts humming and hawing will they sit on the fence.

    Anyways, this thread isn't about how to best design polls or how humans are best encouraged to to discuss opinions, so time to move on. If you have an opinion about melnyk and his pledge, great lets hear it, otherwise this might not be the thread for you.
     
  4. Gesus

    Gesus Melnyk & Dorion ruined everything

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    Which was created only because of Melnyk's comments himself, but you're in here being condescening about spending being discussed or dispputing options for the poll.

    Even the problem himself seems to realize spending is a problem enough to put this out there, but really it just demonstrates again just how out of touch they are.
     
  5. supsens

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    A forced controlled opinion that has to be yes or no? That don’t seem right, anyway on T.V they do it so they can act like it is unbiased ‘news’ while in reality it’s meaningless fluff with a fake fight.
     
  6. supsens

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    No your in here saying.....it’s all about money with you, shame shame. Two posts later....ya it’s all about money stupid...
     
  7. Micklebot

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    So i guess you didn't notice the helpful hint that this isnt a thread about poll design?

    You don't need to vote if you don't have a strong opinion on the matter and you don't need to post in this thread if you can't stay on topic. This applies to everyone, btw

    Back on topic, i'm sure there is a great forum to discuss poll design out there somewhere, but this isn't it.
     
  8. Sens of Anarchy

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    I think its pretty simple ... After sitting on the fence . is your ass sore Yes or No... No maybe its sore .. its Sore or it isn't sore. Do you think you should get off the fence if your ass is sore Yes or No ... No maybe
    Do you think he'll keep his promise Yes or No. Of course its a fn maybe .. but will he Yes or No.. pretty simple to me
     
  9. supsens

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    Anyway, he gave this speech at an event that was full of his sponsors? Given that he has received punishment for misleading investors in the past he should have learned from this and should be doing what he said he will do. So I am leaning towards the fact that he will. Although he could just be a liar that has learned nothing from his past. I don’t know him so I am leaning towards the team being sold before then.
     
  10. Sensung

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    Good post,

    It will be misunderstood and disputed.
     
  11. Sens of Anarchy

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    So glad we got that covered .. now I can just sit back and relax again
     
  12. Gesus

    Gesus Melnyk & Dorion ruined everything

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    Post history, not just this thread.
     
  13. Gesus

    Gesus Melnyk & Dorion ruined everything

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    There's a point where only action matters and words mean nothing. With so much effort to be silent this last year, I thought maybe they were figuring that out, but they couldn't let it lie.
     
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    More like protective services should come in and take the kid away because Daddy is an unfit parent. :thumbu:
     
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    That's a fair criticism. Agreed.
     
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    Remember how the narrative people were trying to paint was that this isn't a rebuild and Melnyk won't be able to spend. Not only that but he won't be willing to?

    He comes out publicly saying he will now all you've got is we'll see what happens in 2021-2022. Enjoy the rebuild.
     
  17. Sensung

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    Do you remember during the last “rebuild” when Eugene stated he would “Spend when it was time to compete”?

    I do.
     
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    If, in the next few years we somehow make the playoffs, 'unparalleled success' needs to be the playoff theme.
     
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    One part of melnyks message that is often overlooked is the fact he said he would only spend close to the cap for those 5 seasons....what’s implied there after those 5 seasons are up? Back to the floor?
     
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    Even though I'm a Leafs fan, you guys have my sympathies.

    I grew up a fan of the Mississauga Icedogs, and still to this day I'm pissed that Melnyk bought them just to sell and move 'em so he could get an arena and the Memorial Cup Tournament (which was never going to happen at St. Mike's) - The fact that the OHL even allowed it still irritates me. So, I see what he's now doing to the Sens, and I'm not surprised, but still disappointed.

    Fans deserve better than owners like Melnyk. If Melnyk truly cared about the team and fan base, he'd sell to owners with real money like Devcore Canderel DLS/André Desmarais and Guy Laliberté. At the end of the day he would still get a decent amount for the Sens, and could run off to Barbados and Toronto as a "winner" in his own eyes. Too bad the League doesn't give him the boot...
     
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  21. solidprospect

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    They have a plan set out but knowing exactly what will happen beyond 5 years from now isn't predictable enough to be said publicly. If we build like we did the first time around(like 1996-1997 timeframe) and end up making the playoffs 10 years in a row, then after 5 years we'd obviously keep spending but if we're horrible around that time and have up and down seasons repeatedly, or the team falls apart, yeah I'd consider hitting the reset button again.
     
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    Nope.
     
  23. coladin

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    Yes. It is a wasted poll. I agree
     
  24. supsens

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    Sorry I wasn't trying to wander of topic I just saw people debating weather or not undecided should be a part of it, and being in the undecided camp myself...I just couldn't find a logical reason for those people to be excluded from discussions in a forum.
     
  25. BloodRedArmy

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    I will eat my Karlsson jersey if Eugene Melnyk spends within 10% of the cap in any of those years. Maybe you haven't been around long enough, I'm not sure, but the man is a complete hype-mongering liar. His words literally mean nothing.
     
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