It appears that there isn't enough happening for the Ottawa Senators, who are now putting their attention on looking for a new logo.
According to the website sportslogos.net, the Senators have been reaching out to their fan base and season ticket holders, asking for their opinion on the team's current logos and the possibility of making changes to get a new one.
The Senators have been using a centurion head as the main logo for several years, and have also featured an "O" on their alternate jerseys and for the National Hockey League's 100th anniversary classic uniform. It is not the first time the team logo is being discussed and mentioned in the same sentence with changes and modifications. Team owner Eugene Melnyk said the fans liked both types of logo and his team had to think about eventual changes to make to it.
In the survey presented to season ticket holders, the organization appears to suggest six logos, including three new ones. Two of them would display an "S" as the central element and the other is another version of the "O". The other three proposals are already known logos, including the one that the team sported from 1997 to 2007.
The talks of a new logo might be a way to shy away from the ongoing controversy surrounding the potential trade of captain Erik Karlsson, and also the ongoing court situation involving Karlsson's wife Melinda.
Earlier this summer we learned of a giant rift that have formed in the Senators locker room, specifically between then Senators forward Mike Hoffman and Karlsson. The feud was not a direct result of the men themselves but rather a dispute between Monika Caryk, Hoffman's fiancee, and Melinda Karlsson. Melinda Karlsson had submitted a sworn statement in court claiming that she had been the victim of harassment and abuse from Caryk and she painted a very dark picture of Hoffman's partner.
"Monika Caryk has uttered numerous statements wishing my unborn child dead ... uttered that she wished I was dead and that someone should 'take out' my husband's legs to end his career," said the statement as per ESPN.
On Thursday night, it was revealed that Caryk has now filed a motion with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in an effort to force disclosure of all the evidence that the Karlsson's claim they have against her. Caryk has demanded disclosure information that would demonstrate the harassment that has been alleged to have come from her and she has done so through the use of something known as a Norwich Order.
So with all this mess, we can understand why the Senators prefer to switch the attention to a new logo!