Eugene Melnyk couldn’t be more excited with his Senators. And, if Ottawa GM Pierre Dorion wants to spend to get a player at the deadline then he’s going to get the green light. The Senators owner indicated Wednesday he doesn’t want Dorion gambling the club’s future assets just to make the playoffs but if he feels it can help Ottawa go deeper then Melnyk’s willing to spend more. The NHL trade deadline is set for March 1 at 3 p.m. The Senators have been scouring the marketplace to see if they can add more depth — mainly up front. If the Senators could add some more scoring help, they’d do it. But, at this point, Dorion isn’t close on anything and has only kicked tires. Melnyk, for his part, says he will help Dorion make a move if he wants. “I would be fully supportive if Pierre came to me and recommended that we add to our payroll by bringing in players from other teams at this point of the season — as long as its reasonable,” Melnyk told Postmedia in an interview after he launched The Organ Project. But Melnyk said that doesn’t mean the Senators will pay any price — namely, giving up either Saint John defenceman Thomas Chabot or Boston College centre Colin White, both considered blue-chip prospects, in a deal.
Eugene Melnyk says he will open wallet for Sens trades — within reason
Ottawa Citizen | Feb 16