Watson Should Zip It And Quit: Whopper Watch

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“If he’s constantly hedging his bets, he better tell us.”

Mayor Jim Watson on whether Senators owner Eugene Melnyk wants
to move to LeBreton Flats

Watson at his worst.

Apparently the mayor wants a confrontation with Melnyk.

His Worship backs a lousy deal at Lansdowne, has put together an absolutely awful light-rail plan that’s late and getting later, alienated the vital rank-and-file police officer and now has a massive sewage tunnel that’s far behind schedule.

Meanwhile National Capital Commission officials say everything is going fine at LeBreton.

So where does the problem reside? Watson.

Showboat Jim is trying to make hay because he doesn’t like Melnyk. Typical petty Watson. If anyone is putting LeBreton at risk, it’s the mayor grandstanding powered by his superhuman need for publicity. Ego, thy name is Watson.

Watson you’ve screwed up most everything you’ve put your hands on at Ottawa City Hall. You’ve cost taxpayers billions in unnecessary spending. You’ve made a mockery of open, caring and inclusive government. You’re in no position to be telling anyone anything.

So here’s some an advice from someone who has been watching you for far too long.

Put a cork in it and quit. We’ve had a snoot full of you and your facile games. Ottawans have had enough of a man who is 99-per-cent paper tiger and one-per-cent substance.

Do everyone a favour. This stupid show has gone on for far too long.

 

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9 thoughts on “Watson Should Zip It And Quit: Whopper Watch

  1. Watched Watson the first time around and cringed at the second arrival. He has no say on what the NCC and Melnyk do.

    Button it up buttercup and, for the sake of our city, please be gone on Oct. 22. Petty grandstanding is not what we need.

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  2. “So where does the problem reside? Watson.”
    Actually, in this case the problem entirely resides with Melnyk and his continuing (and ill-advised) comments about potentially stopping a project (and opportunity) that the other 30 NHL franchise owners would jump at.
    The Flames organization would love to have this kind of opportunity that Melnyk has been given. I understand the hate for Watson here is palpable, but in this specific issue he is not the problem – it’s entirely Melynk.
    If Melnyk is really getting cold feet with the LeBreton Flats project, then he should put the team up for sale because I am sure that a new owner would step up very quickly and take the team off his hands to get this project done.
    Seriously, please name me one other NHL owner who would ever second guess an opportunity like the one that Melnyk has right now. I dare you to.

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    1. Duke! Buddy!
      It’s good to see you back. Always a pleasure putting The Duke in The Dog.
      Now you’re wrong but that doesn’t matter.
      Welcome back, my friend.

      cheers

      kgray

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    2. You bet. Melnyk could put the team up for sale anytime. But there’s no guarantee it would stay in Ottawa. These boys need to start playing nicely together or any goodwill Melnyk feels for Ottawa could disappear at the drop of a hat.

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      1. Sisco:

        The way Melnyk has been treated by the City of Ottawa you could hardly blame him for packing up his sticks and skates and jocks for another locale.

        cheers

        kgray

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        1. Though your comment is correct in some aspects. It is not his decision, it is a decision of the NHL.
          According to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, a change of location is not on their agenda. Would Bettman like to contribute some of his dollars?

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          1. Anne Marie:

            I doubt the NHL would hold up a good soldier such as Melnyk from moving his team.

            Furthermore, do it to him and other owners might not be able to move their team.

            Can’t have that.

            cheers

            kgray

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            1. Sorry Ken, but the NHL absolutely would stop Melnyk from moving the Sens if they believe such a move would lower the value of the franchise.
              So as long as the LeBreton Flats project remains alive that pretty much means any move.
              Or do you know of some other North American city located in the eastern half of the continent that is actively lobbying for a NHL franchise and offering a large chunk of prime downtown real estate for a new arena development as incentive?

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              1. Duke, buddy, always glad to hear from you.
                I don’t know if the Quebec City arena is downtown but they sure are lobbying for a franchise.
                And they’d fill the place.

                cheers

                kgray

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