â€œThis ainâ€™t no joke or no gimmick. Or an image or likeness play,â€ Snoop Dogg told The Athletic in a recent interview. â€œThis is a real ownership play. And Snoop will put his foot in the town.â€
While Snoop is known as a fervent NHL fan, some questioned whether he would be a better fit for a franchise in the U.S. When questioned, Snoop revealed that the Canadian capital holds a special place in his heart.
â€œEvery time Iâ€™ve come through the city, theyâ€™ve rolled out the red carpet for me,â€ he said. â€œEverywhere I go in Canada, itâ€™s always been love, but thereâ€™s something about Ottawa. And the opportunity for the team to be bought? Itâ€™s impeccable timing right now.â€
Also interested in the team is Ryan Reynolds and Remington Group who have reportedly submitted a $1 billion USD bid for the Senators. While Snoopâ€™s side has yet to secure the deal, he has his plans for the team laid out.
â€œMy role in Ottawa would be a community activist. Finding new ways to be better. Being active, innovative. And being up close and personal with the whole community,â€Â he says. â€œAny time Iâ€™m part of something, I become family. I become connected to it.â€
More about the bid can be found here.
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