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Enough is Enough, Melnyk,

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On August 26th 2003 Eugene Melnyk bought the NHL sports team the Ottawa Senators. When he bought it he was looked at as a saviour and rightly so. He saved this team from financial trouble. Many owners had previously come and went each trying to right the ship that was the Senators, each failing. Mr. Melnyk came in and brought in the expertise he had of running a business from his previous pharmaceutical company Biovail. To give him the credit he deserves, he has brought the team from financial ruin and extreme debt to a viable sports franchise that, despite losing money annually, has been able to compete for a playoff spot consistently and act as a good sports business.

But in recent years his money has run out. He is losing money consistently year by year and thus he cannot afford to keep this team in the green as much as before. But instead of flat out admitting that he doesn't have money to spend on players he keeps insisting that he is running an internal budget to keep this team efficient and spending well. He has told fans that he had money which he later let loose he didn't. Instead of taking the blame for a lousy season and and helping this team realize its cup contending potential he has shoved blame on others and has maintained that the internal budget which is currently imposed is to keep this team efficient and not spend fortunes of money on players who aren't worth it rather than spend money on players who could help the team get big. There are many fans who are frustrated because of this and are angry at Melnyk especially because he has refused to either sell the team, get help from a partner or provide funding in a different fashion.

This petition is for all the fans who wish for Melnyk to stop all his slandering and contradictions and either come and provide the aid this team needs to actualize its potential or leave city.

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