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Sports Melnyk: Senators staying in Ottawa for ‘very, very long time’

04:01  11 august  2018
04:01  11 august  2018 Source:   sportsnet.ca

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Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk met with reporters on Friday following a meeting with mayor Jim Watson to share an update on the ongoing discussions around the potential “The one thing that’s constant, always, is that we are here to stay in Ottawa for a very , very long time ,” Melnyk said.

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Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk met with reporters on Friday following a meeting with mayor Jim Watson to share an update on the ongoing discussions around the potential LeBreton Flats project.

The proposed project, which Melnyk called “a fluid situation,” would see the Senators build a brand new rink downtown as part of a massive redevelopment that would also include condos, shops and other facilities — a far cry from their current arena in Kanata.

From a financial perspective, Melnyk made it clear that the team won’t be seeking any funds from the city.

“We are fully capable of funding our portion of what we need to accomplish. I think that, as a team effort here, everything that is required can get done,” Melnyk told reporters, adding that he’s “very confident” about the future of the downtown arena development.

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Ottawa Senator 's owner Eugene Melnyk met with reporters on Friday after a meeting with mayor Jim Watson to share an update of the ongoing discussions "The only thing that is always that we are here to stay long in Ottawa , says Melnyk . "And we want to ensure that the LeBreton project, if achieved

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“Some hurdles that have to be overcome, we look at that as challenges as opposed to obstacles,” Melnyk added. “And with the mayor’s leadership here, I have more confidence today than ever. So I’m very confident this is going to go forward.”

While he wouldn’t comment on the specifics as to what those hurdles are, Melnyk did say he considered them to be “nothing insurmountable.”

“The one thing that’s constant, always, is that we are here to stay in Ottawa for a very, very long time,” Melnyk said. “And we want to make sure that the LeBreton project, if accomplished, is a success for many, many years — for our children’s children. And that’s the way we’re looking at it.” 

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