Listen up, NHL fans. It looks like Ryan Reynolds isn’t the only celeb with his eyes on the Ottawa Senators. Rap legend Snoop Dogg has officially entered the mix, announcing his interest in becoming a part of the ownership team in a recent Instagram post.
According to The Athletic, the big purchase would be the result of 12 investors throwing their hats in, so to speak, and Snoop Dogg is “legitimately excited” about buying the team.
As for how much the bid could reach, The Athletic shares that the final sale price could reach at least $1 billion.
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The change in ownership came after longtime Senators owner Eugene Melnyk passed in March 2022, with the team officially going up for sale last November.
“I’d need a partner with really deep pockets,” Reynolds commented, later joking that a consortium to buy an entity was “just a fancy way of saying you need a sugar mommy or a sugar daddy.” Luckily for the actor, he found just that with Toronto-based The Remington Group.
For Snoop Dogg, this business venture joins countless others, including a line of cannabis products, a cooking show with Martha Stewart, “Snoop Dogg Headphones,” and a malt liquor brand called “Blast by Colt 45” – to name a few.
According to the Ottawa Sun, seven different ownership groups are now in the running, with final bids due by May 15th.
So until then, it could very well be anyone’s game. We’ll keep our eye out for updates and check back in soon!