This thread is to speculate on what conditions need to be met or what scenarios need to occur for Eugene Melnyk to finally sell the Ottawa Senators or for the NHL to step in and force him to sell. It seems like Melnyk's approach this season is to be as cheap as possible. Looking at the roster it looks like he is trying to get as close to the cap floor as he can. He also hired some new marketing personnel which at this point suggests that he is hoping that his marketing team can try and spin the image and try and sell this mediocre roster to the fans. I get the impression that either Melnyk is dumb enough to think that he can get comparable ticket sales to previous seasons with a cap floor team or he thinks the fans are dumb enough to continue to buy tickets for an increasingly crappier product. But so far that has backfired as season tickets are at all time lows with under 4,000 being sold at this point. Given the moves this team has made and the performance in pre-season it seems reasonable to expect that attendance at games will be at all time lows this season. What conditions need to occur for Melnyk to start panicking and decide to sell the team? If the average game attendance is around 10,000 or less how long will he be able to cope with that? If the Melnyk out signs start popping up again how will he react? At what point does the league step in a force him to sell? What power does the league have to force him to sell?