owner Eugene Melnyk has added some new duties to his daily workload, confirming to he's taken over as the club's new CEO.
MelnykFeb. 9 that former CEO Tom Anselmi vacated his position after just over one year on the job.
It's been a tumultuous year, at best, for Melnyk and the Senators, who have been in a seemingly never-ending free fall since reaching Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals last season. On top of the club's dwindling attendance numbers, Melnyk struck a nerve with the Senators fan base with incendiary comments regarding the possibility ofin December at the NHL 100 Classic, leading to the trend on Twitter shortly after.
That said, the Senators did recentlyto redevelop LeBreton Flats – the hopeful home of a new arena in downtown Ottawa.
In the shorter term, though, Melnyk and the rest of the Senators' front office have plenty of work to do involving their roster. Withalready traded, Ottawa needs to map out a plan on the rest of its rumored to be available players, including , , , and of course, captain a little further down the road.
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