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Lightning Round: Deadpool interested in Senators

Might wanna delete this photo there, Hal Jordan

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VANCOUVER, BC - MAY 4: Fan cutouts of actors Hugh Jackman (L) and Ryan Reynolds sit in the stands before the NHL game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Arena on May 4, 2021 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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“According to People Magazine” is not something I expected to say on a hockey blog, but here it goes. According to People Magazine, Deadpool star, Deadpool — I mean Ryan Reynolds — is “very interested” in buying the Ottawa Senators, who are rumored to be coming up for sale after the death of their owner, Eugene Melnyk.

Ryan, of course, gave a bit of a tease on Twitter.

And of course the fans did their part!

The Senators were recently valued at $655 million via Sportico, which isn’t a lot by North American sports standards, but a healthy number considering the shaky finances it was living under for a long time through Eugene Melnyk.

Meanwhile, Blake Lively’s husband is from Vancouver, BC, so owning a team in Ottawa, ON is going to be quite funny when the Canucks come to town. According to a quick google search it doesn’t appear Reynolds has the wealth to own the whole team, but it’s possible he takes some stake in the company. I could be completely wrong, rich people money works differently to us normies, apparently.

Lightning Links

It was a quiet night in the NHL with only two games on and not much drama. The Leafs beat the Flyers 5-2, with John Tavares scoring a hat trick. The Sabres also beat the Penguins 6-3, with Thompson and Olofsson both getting two points. Here’s your highlight of the night, Tavares’ second goal where he undressed Travis Sanheim without even touching him.