Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk floated the notion of relocating his franchise, saying Friday that the team "could look good somewhere else" if its market conditions don't improve.

Melnyk spoke to reporters on the eve of the NHL 100 Classic, an outdoor game in Ottawa, Ontario, between the Montreal Canadiens and the Senators to commemorate the NHL's centennial.

His remarks came at a time when cities such as Seattle, Houston and Quebec City are all seeking NHL teams.