Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Don Cherry Says He Can See Senators Leaving Ottawa If Attendance Doesn't Change

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Don Cherry Says He Can See Senators Leaving Ottawa If Attendance Doesn't Change

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Cherry says he can see Sens leaving Ottawa

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Hockey commentator Don Cherry says the Senators will leave Ottawa if the club doesn't find a way to draw more fans to their games.

The "Hockey Night in Canada" personality was speaking on his weekly Coach's Corner segment during the first intermission of the NHL 100 Classic game in the nation's capital between the Senators and Montreal Canadiens.

His prediction comes after comments made by Senators owner Eugene Melnyk, who brought up the possibility of relocation on Friday, took a shot at fans and said a new downtown arena might never happen.

"If people don't show up and pack the place all the time... you can't survive with 13,000," Cherry said. "He's gone, Ottawa's gone for sure, don't know where, but Quebec would be nice. …

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