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from Hugo Miller and Eric Lam of Bloomberg,
Tim Leiweke, the new chief of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd., is so confident the Toronto Maple Leafs will soon end a 46-year Stanley Cup drought that he’s already mapped a victory-parade route for the hockey team.
“I have it planned out and it’s going to be fantastic,” Leiweke said today in his first interview since taking over the Toronto-based sports group, which owns the city’s National Hockey League franchise. While employees at MLSE, which also owns the Raptors basketball team and Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC, were a little shocked he mentioned winning the Stanley Cup so soon after starting the job on June 3, he said the company has to focus on results.
“If you can all dream about that and get that in your mind, we’ll have something we’re all driven toward,” he said he told them.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs haven’t won a Stanley Cup since 1967. The 1966-67 season was the last season of the six-team format for the NHL, which expanded to 12 the next season.
This generation-spanning drought doesn’t phase new Leafs’ President Tim Leiweke who has already started planning the Maple Leafs’ Stanley Cup Parade. No, really. From ProHockeyTalk:
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If Nazem Kadri is worried about not reaching a deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs, he isn’t showing it.
Kadri is one of the Leafs’ key restricted free agents.
“We’re in conversation,” Kadri said of contract talks. “It’s been good. There’s still work to be done, but we’re talking and that’s the...
Chatter has picked up over the last 24 hours regarding the possibility of the Maple Leafs trading team captain Dion Phaneuf.
A report in Saturdayâs Edmonton Journal cited an interview with former Toronto assistant GM Bill Watters on Edmonton radio that the 28 year old defenseman is a potential target of the new Oilers management team headed by GM Craig MacTavish.
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The Leafs ended a nine year playoff drought this year, but lost a seven game series in the first round to the Boston Bruins. Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, which owned the Maple Leafs, Raptors of the NBA and Bell Canada Centre, was sold last...
The Maple Leafs may have some drama over the summer months in re-signing their four unsigned restricted free agents. Forward Nazem Kadri indicated on Friday that negotiations between the club and his representatives are ongoing, as well as with defensemen Cody Franson, Mark Fraser and Carl Gunnarsson.
Both Fraser and Gunnarsson filed for salary arbitration and may sign a contract...
Jonathan Willis of The Cult of Hockey:Former Maple Leafs assistant general manager Bill Watters was interviewed on Oilers Now on Friday, and he had both an interesting rumour and some harsh words for Toronto captain Dion Phaneuf. In part, here’s what he had to say:"Dion Phaneuf should be dispatched as soon as they possibly can and the story I hear is that Edmonton’s interested...
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Although some big fish are still circling in the National Hockey League unrestricted free agent pond, Jaromír Jágr and Dustin Penner come to mind, the bulk of the 2013 UFA feeding frenzy has run it’s course. Compliance buyouts, new in the recently signed NHL/NHLPA collective bargaining agreement, added some spice to the...