The Ottawa Senators are the punchline of the NHL, and it appears the narrative won’t be slowing down anytime soon.
Source: A casino in Connecticut is suing Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk for more than $900,000, saying he tried and failed to pay them with bank drafts over a winter weekend in 2017.
The lawsuit was filed by the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Conn., roughly halfway between Boston and New York City, on July 9 of this year.
Court documents allege Melnyk tried to pay the casino with five bank drafts totalling $900,000 over the weekend of March 17, 2017, and those drafts were then “dishonoured” by a bank. The casino management wants that money back, plus $15,000 in damages, costs and interest.
Here’s an exclusive interview with Melnyk regarding the state of his franchise: