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Ryan Reynolds Affirms He Wants to Buy the Ottawa Senators, but Jokes He Needs a ‘Sugar Daddy

Actor Ryan Reynolds gestures towards a fan as he is recognized during a break in play as the Ottawa Senators take on the Vancouver Canucks in an NHL hockey game in Ottawa, Ontario on Tuesday, 11月.

Actor Ryan Reynolds gestures towards a fan as he is recognized during a break in play as the Ottawa Senators take on the Vancouver Canucks in an NHL hockey game in Ottawa, Ontario on Tuesday, 11月.

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ライアン・レイノルズ earlier this week affirmed his desire to buy the Ottawa Senators — and on Tuesday, it appeared fans and some players were on board with their potential new owner.

人々が報告した that the actor and Vancouver native was interested in purchasing the team, he dropped by the Canadian Tire Centre as the Senators took on the Canucks Tuesday night. During a TV timeout in the first period, the star of 元気 was shown on the jumbotron, which was met with an ovation from fans stick taps from players, according to video and レポート from the game.

月曜日に, Reynolds dropped by 今夜のショー where he affirmed to ジミーファロン that he was interested in acquiring the now-for-sale Senators, but stressed he neededa partner with really deep pockets,” jokingly adding that asugar momma” また “sugar daddywould fit the bill.

It’s very expensive,” Reynolds emphasized, 冗談を言う前に: “And if that doesn’t work out, I’ll buy a U.S. 上院議員, which anyone can afford.

Fans hold up signs asking Ryan Reynolds to put in a proposal to buy the Ottawa Senators during warmup prior to a game against the Vancouver Canucks at Canadian Tire Centre on November 8, 2022 in Ottawa, オンタリオ, カナダ.

Fans hold up signs asking Ryan Reynolds to put in a proposal to buy the Ottawa Senators during warmup prior to a game against the Vancouver Canucks at Canadian Tire Centre on November 8, 2022 in Ottawa, オンタリオ, カナダ.

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火曜日に, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman commented on Reynoldsdesire to buy the team, noting the デッドプール 彼は新しい “very popular and well-respected person.

He was quite articulate on 今夜のショー last night with Jimmy Fallon that he’d be very interested, and he needs either a sugar mommy or a sugar daddy,” ベットマンは言った, with a chuckle. “聞く, anything that engages a fan base, that brings a lot of attention to the franchise, is a plus.

Owning a professional sports team is not uncharted territory for Reynolds. 2月中 2021, Reynolds and fellow actor Rob McElhenney purchased the Welsh football club Wrexham AFC.

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The Senators announced last week that the team — currently owned by the daughters of the late Eugene Melnyk and run by a board of directors — is for sale, with a condition that the team stays in Ottawa. A source previously told PEOPLE that it is important to Reynolds — who lived in Ottawa for several years — that the team stays in the Canadian province.