Would expect a big week in Ottawa. The hope is there will be an agreement in principle with a new ownership group in the coming days. As I reported today three of four bids were competitive. #Sens https://t.co/Bb9E8AzlHx
– Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) May 21, 2023
We’ll soon know who the new owners of the Ottawa Senators will be. The race is drawing to a close, even though there could be an agreement in principle this week between the Ottawa organization and one of the groups of buyers who have submitted an offer.
That’s what Postmedia’s Bruce Garrioch reported on his Twitter account early Sunday afternoon.
Among the last four groups, there are some well-known faces, starting of course with Neko Sparks’ group, which includes Snoop Dogg. Other group leaders are Jeffrey and Michael Kimel, Steve Apostolopoulos and Michael Andlauer.
Apostolopoulos, on the other hand, failed to acquire the Washington Commanders in the NFL as he wanted. Acquiring the Senators would be a good way to redeem himself. The Charlotte Hornets would also be in his sights if things don’t work out in Ottawa.
The Senators haven’t made the playoffs since the 2017 Eastern Association Finals, when the team lost in seven games to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Even during that excellent playoff run, the crowd at the Canadian Tire Centre wasn’t huge. Hopefully, the arrival of new owners will help to increase Ottawa residents’ interest in their field hockey team.
In a gust
– It doesn’t get any better than this.
– XYZ – Québec Remparts (@quebec_remparts) May 22, 2023
– One of the best players in the world could leave his team because of fan racism against him.
Vini spoke like a king. He said the words. But it’s not up to him to lead the way, least of all today.
What are the authorities doing about outright racism in stadiums? Campaigns? Great, but it doesn’t work.
It’s sport, but not just sport… https://t. co/fFcMEUTrXq
– Vincent Destouches (@100_Soccer) May 22, 2023
– The people were there during the QMJHL playoffs.
With this afternoon’s 10,300 spectators in Halifax, the QMJHL set a new attendance record for its series with a total of 400,487 spectators. The previous record dates back to 2006.
– Mikaël Lalancette (@MikLalancette) May 21, 2023