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Eugene Melnyk On The Senators

from Ken Warren of Senators Extra,

“Paul is our coach, he’s going to be our coach going into next year,” said Melnyk, who suggested that there could be other changes within the coaching staff and hockey operations department.

While he cleared up MacLean’s status, the water is still muddy as far as Spezza is concerned.

“Jason understands what his role was and is,” said Melnyk. “He’s a professional and understands that he could be here today and gone tomorrow, or he could stay long term and be with the team for many years. (His future) is dependent on on what other pieces we need to put together.

“He’s one of 20 plus players. You can’t put all on his shoulder.”...

At the same time, however, Melnyk says that doesn’t mean he’s going to spend to the NHL salary cap. He insists the best avenue to success is spending money “behind the scenes”, scouting properly and on developing players from within.

“It’s very, very easy to increase payroll,” he said. “Any idiot can do it. Lots of idiots do.”

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awould's avatar

“It’s very, very easy to increase payroll,” he said. “Any idiot can do it. Lots of idiots do.”

One of these idiots wins the Stanley Cup every year.

Posted by awould on 04/15/14 at 11:42 AM ET

Paul's avatar

James Gordon tweet,

Melnyk would save himself a lot of anger if he just said, “we can’t spend with the top teams,” and left it at that.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/15/14 at 11:44 AM ET

SYF's avatar

“It’s very, very easy to increase payroll,” he [Melnyk] said. “Any idiot can do it. Lots of idiots do.”

Cheap shot.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/15/14 at 11:45 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

“Jason understands what his role was and is,” said Melnyk. “He’s a professional and understands that he could be here today and gone tomorrow,

THIS is how you retain talent!

Posted by TreKronor on 04/15/14 at 01:37 PM ET

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“Jason understands what his role was and is,” said Melnyk. “He’s a professional and understands that he could be here today and gone tomorrow,

THIS is how you retain talent!

I’m no Gene fan, but not sure what else he could have said here. It’s pretty clear based on what he and Murray said, as well as rumblings from those who cover the team, that the Sens plan to trade Spezza.

Posted by Chris M on 04/15/14 at 05:01 PM ET

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