Great interest among the senators

Great interest among the senators

More than 20 potential buyers have expressed interest in acquiring the Ottawa Senators, whose sale process began earlier this month.

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The daily newspaper “Ottawa Sun” found out.

Among those seeking the Ottawa franchise after playing his first season in the National Hockey League in 1992-1993 is Michael Andlauer, minority owner of the Montreal Canadiens who also owns the Hamilton Bulldogs of the Junior League of Ontario. For his part, Toronto Star co-owner Paul Rivett would try to form a consortium to get the team. Comedian Ryan Reynolds has previously expressed his desire to purchase the Senators from the estate of the late Eugene Melnyk.

One of the terms of the upcoming transaction will be the maintenance of the club in Ottawa. The value is $655 million according to the latest Sportico website classification. The season is difficult for the “Sens” on the counterattack and on the ice. They hold the Eastern Conference bottom with 13 points while having the 27th-best average attendance per game at 15,186.