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Senators Owner Deservedly Rips The NHL For Withholding Franchise Changing Information


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Graham Montgomery
November 2, 2023  (10:01 PM)
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The sale of the Ottawa Senators was one of the biggest stories around the NHL this offseason. Now that the deal has finally been finalized, the new owner Michael Andlauer was surprised when the league took assets away from the organization as punishment for the failed Evgeni Dadonov trade the last regime tried to pull off. Now he's clapping back.

Andlauer Takes Shots At NHL

Andlauer was reasonably upset when he found out, just like the rest of us, that the NHL would be taking away one of the team's 1st round draft picks as a result of the failed Evgeni Dadonov trade last season.
"Maybe they didn't want to disrupt [it] to make sure the seller got the best price possible. You'll have to ask the NHL why it took a year. Why I inherited this is beyond me. There's no reason to last this long."

NHL's Inconsistency

Andlauer makes a very reasonable argument. One thing that he does not mention is the league's inconsistency when it comes to these kinds of investigations. Many around the hockey world have criticized the NHL for punishing the Senators harder for failing to disclose a contract clause than they did the Blackhawks for covering up a sexual assault that resulted in the biggest PR nightmare the league has faced in recent years.
Of course, the NHL has not been known to handle controversies well. This is just another misstep in a long history of failures from the NHL front office.
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