Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk has some...unique...opinions regarding his status as the man making the Senators' monetary decisions, on NHL and the game of hockey.
In his latest media appearance--a conversation with the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch, Melnyk suggests that one of the benefits of choosing to no longer spend to the salary cap will help the Senators in the long run...
"At some point you could be stuck because the cap has come down. Then, you go, 'Wait a minute, it's come down and I've got to unload $5 or $10 million worth of salary.' That day will come," said Melnyk. "It's like the stock market. You can't go straight up all the time. Eventually there's correction and it rebuilds. You've got to leave yourself with some room. I don't care if people criticize me. The fact is the team has survived in very difficult circumstances."
And Melnyk's take on Olympic participation is also "correctable":