Eugene Melnyk Pledges to spend near salary cap: FYOUS Edition

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Will Melnyk Keep his Promise?

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  1. Yes

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

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  1. JD1

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    Personally i think that Melnyk's "commitment" to spend has to be related to a positive outcone on lebreton and going in to the new rink with momentum.

    I don't think he can/will spend without a light at the end of the financial tunnel. So I'm hopeful that this means that the lebreton discussions are positive and that hopefully they include some kind of partner with an equity injection.
     
  2. BonkTastic

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    Personally, I don't think Melnyk has been planning around the team going downtown for a while now.

    Way too many signs point to him having made up his mind a long time ago that the team (under his ownership, at least) is staying in Kanata for a while.

    Among other signals - There are way too many major renovations being planned /recently completed for CTC right now to think that a cost-conscious owner like him is doing them only for the short term.
     
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  3. dzingelalltheway

    dzingelalltheway Let's win it all -MR

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    In this case, quite literally. The statement was that he "will plan to spend close to the NHL's salary cap every year from 2021-to-2025."

    1. He's not committing to spending close to the salary cap – merely to plan on doing so.
    2. Define "close" in relation to the salary cap. Within 10% of the upper limit? We're already there right now, even with this trash fire of a team. Within five percent? Within two per cent? It's meaningless if it's not quantifiable because, as we've seen this organization do time and time again, they'll just move the goalposts to suit their needs and treat the fans like idiots.
    3. How is he going to do this, exactly? Does he intend on retaining our core players now? Overpaying past-their-prime players to ensure this meaningless "promise" is met?
    4. Melnyk et al couldn't be counted on to predict six months ahead of time, as evidenced by their total lack of preparation for the swift downfall following the Turris trade and losing Methot to expansion. If we can't trust short-term projections, how on earth can we trust long-term projections?
    5. If, for whatever reason, circumstances change, what's stopping him from saying "Well, I made that promise in good faith, but people aren't buying tickets and we've already had to slash the front office to bare bones yada yada yada..."

    Nope. Snake oil salesman. Not buying it again. Fool me once, shame on you. But teach a man to fool me and I'll be fooled for the rest of my life.
     
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  4. Cosmix

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    Does “unparalleled success” mean that the Senators will go on a Stanley Cup winning streak beating past records of accomplishment by any previous team in NHL history? I think not. It sounds and smells like something that came out of the hind end of a bull!
     
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    I don’t think that at all, given the history of team statements on many issues. I think it is just a PR reaction to the negative comments and concerns raised by corporate backers of the team. Nothing more.
     
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    Anyone else attend the WWE Live event at CTC on Friday? One of the wrestlers told another that the only person the people in the crowd hated more than him was Eugene Melnyk. Biggest applause of the night.

    If Melnyk knew he was insulted in his own building he'd be pisssssed.
     
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    Yeah, we can't discount the possibility that these statements were made to pacify investor confidence.

    It certainly could be more than that, and a legitimate declaration of intent, but it's possible that it was just lip service.
     
  8. The Lewler

    The Lewler GOAT BUDGET AINEC

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    Enh i really hate Melnyk but everyone knows that WWE spots will involve cheap pops like that to build the face/heel dynamic and/or play to the crowd.

    Im sure all the Euge cares about was the building had an event with paying customers he didnt have to paper over for optics.
     
  9. solidprospect

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    No you won't. Turns out fans make up stuff that's not true as well and spend large amounts of time believing it.
     
  10. insomniac

    insomniac High on Hockey

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    Whether he spends close to the cap or not doesn’t matter if the front office and behind the scenes staff are all still gutted. Players of course matter, but so do coaches and assistants, trainers, doctors, nutritionists, analysts, etc. The salary cap is merely what meets the eye..
     
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  11. Upgrayedd

    Upgrayedd Earn'em and Burn'em

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    I was trying to go through all of the times Eugene has made similar claims and the exact quotes since he has owned the team...does anyone still have the link to that site that listed all of his ludicrous Senators claims in order going back 10+ years?

    There were the "spend when the time is right" years, the claims of multiple Stanley cups, Ottawa spending to the cap for the foreseeable future, renewed commitment to scouting drafting etc...all coming a few years apart after the previous lie had proven fruitless, does anyone remember this website?
     
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    ScrooEuge signs himself to a $25M contract starting in 2021 to get near the cap.

    While he can't skate and doesn't understand how the game is played, he is a healthy scratch for 5 seasons, despite outplaying Ceci in practice every day.

    Ottawa goes 0-74-8, and ScrooEuge buries the fans for not supporting his Up and Coming roster of career minor leaguers, 4th liners and other scrubs on long term IR, because he feels this is still unprecedented success, albeit on the bottom side.
     
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  13. Qward

    Qward Because! That's why!

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    Puts himself on IR so that insurance covers the majority of it.
     
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    Isn’t our owner supposed to be more popular than the commissioner?

    If you could boo just one of them, who would you boo?
     
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    Melnyk without question. Bettman can at least make me laugh.
     
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    Bettman has been an excellent commissioner.

    Melnyk has been a terrible owner.

    Pretty simple decision IMO.
     
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  17. PoutineSp00nZ

    PoutineSp00nZ Electricity is really just organized lightning.

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    Yeah Bettman gets too much flak. All he does is expand the league and fight to keep teams in their homes. And he'll fight to keep the Sens in Ottawa again if Melnyk decides to be a dick.
     
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    Pretty sure melnyk will be anointed as the next captain. Pierre will swoop in and take over the head coaching. Can you imagine eugene skating through center and getting blindsided by tom wilson? LOL
     
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  20. solidprospect

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    Am aware what figure of speech means but when you can't even recognize when a hockey team is rebuilding and spend large amounts of time discussing things that are not true , this is the type of reactions that i expect.
     
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    You're confusing rebuilding with financial and/or budget management. No Frills.
     
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    Not really.
     
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    Its weird that he is going on about hitting the cap in x years. What about a promise to not spend to use the difference between our current budget and the cap to increase the size of our scouting and training teams. And pay some people to make sure that the dressing room is right.

    Ultimately, I don't care if the Sens ever win the cup. I would prefer to cheer for a team that is good to cheer for.
    One that is good to its employees. One that has some loyalty to its players. One that engenders loyalty from its players. Even if such a team loses, you can at least be proud of cheering them on.
     
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    Sounds like you've been eating too many hats
     
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    had a lot of time to eat some hats on his month long ban lol

    seems out to fire for round 2
     

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