Rumor: High bidder for the Ottawa Senators revealed.

National Hockey League insider Elliotte Friedman drops the latest information on the sale of the Ottawa Senators.

Jonathan Larrivee
Jonathan Larrivee
Published 11 months ago
Rumor: High bidder for the Ottawa Senators revealed.
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The identity of the man who could very well be the next owner of the Ottawa Senators has been revealed.

During the latest episode of the 32 Thoughts podcast, National Hockey League insider Elliotte Friedman dropped a bombshell when he divulged what he believes to be the identity of the high bidder for the Ottawa Senators.

"There is a suspicion that the high bid, so far, is from Neko Sparks," revealed Friedman on the 32 Thoughts Podcast.

Although Sparks isn't a big name in the world of hockey, he has made it clear that he is very serious about his interest in the Senators with his opening bid. Sparks currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer for Los Angeles based technology firm Pixel Lime, and according to Friedman he has put together a large coalition for his potential ownership group.

"The only real question I've heard about the group he's put together, it's a big group, and I think one of the questions is... is the NHL going to want this kind of ownership structure?" wondered Friedman. "In the past league's prefer one big owner and then you can have smaller partners if you want."

It is perhaps due to this atypical ownership structure that Sparks and his group came out with such a strong opening bid.

"There are some people who suspect that if anybody came out big, it's this group," said Friedman.

Over the weekend Friedman revealed just how big the top bids for the Senators looked like, and may have even revealed just how much the Sparks group themselves big given his most recent update.

"The NHL announced this week that they are going into the next phase of the Ottawa Senators sale," said Friedman on Hockey Night in Canada Saturday night. "There were reports that there is at least 1 bid, if not more, above $900 million dollars."

"There are people who believe the top bid probably came in around $925 million."