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Gentle Ben Kenobi 07-15-2013 06:32 PM

Lieweekly at it again
 
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uly 15 (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 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, as well as the Raptors basketball team and Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC. While employees at MLSE were a little shocked he mentioned winning the Stanley Cup so soon after starting the job on June 3, Leiweke 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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http://washpost.bloomberg.com/Story?...80ALNQDKIUG97F




Wow.......

Mattias 07-15-2013 06:37 PM

Makes me wonder if he mapped it all out with crayons...

Reclamation Project 07-15-2013 06:45 PM

Not the best fanbase to say that to...

Shellz 07-15-2013 06:48 PM

I'm going to play stupid for a bit, but what's the problem? Do I need to read the whole article?

kingsfan28 07-15-2013 07:02 PM

His hands are all over the place already. I'm glad he didn't have this power over the Lakers. And we all know how well his meddling worked out for the Kings early on.

Quote:

Leiweke hired Masai Ujiri, the NBA’s reigning executive of the year for his work with the Denver Nuggets, to run the Raptors after firing Bryan Colangelo in June.

‘Suck to Be Good’

“I didn’t get along with the GM of the basketball team, so we brought in somebody who sees the world the same way I do,”
Leiweke said.
I wonder where he learn the suck to be good from.

BigBrown 07-15-2013 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Shellz (Post 69245837)
I'm going to play stupid for a bit, but what's the problem? Do I need to read the whole article?

Same here, I don't get it.

Brad Doty 07-15-2013 07:06 PM

You don't see the presumptuousness in planning an SC parade?

Shellz 07-15-2013 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by MN14 (Post 69246551)
You don't see the presumptuousness in planning an SC parade?

Oh of course. I just don't find it that big of a deal. That's kind of his job. It's hilarious if anything.

Reclamation Project 07-15-2013 07:22 PM

**** man, start making rings! Shut down the League too! It's over.

MsWoof 07-15-2013 07:34 PM

I live in Toronto and have friends who are die hard fans. In March when I was talking to them about the Leafs making the playoffs (I figured they were safe), they were all over me, telling me it might not happen. I know peoples' superstitions don't have an impact on teams but nobody wanted to talk playoffs until they were safe. And after seeing what happened against Boston, how can you blame them?

kingsholygrail 07-15-2013 07:55 PM

So...?

RAZZIE King 07-15-2013 08:18 PM

That only means the Leafs fans won't see a Cup in their lifetime...

Telos 07-15-2013 08:20 PM

They are going to eat him alive.

Ron 07-15-2013 08:24 PM

http://www.memecreator.org/static/im...es/1499852.jpg

Reclamation Project 07-15-2013 08:27 PM

Perfect.

Gentle Ben Kenobi 07-15-2013 08:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ron (Post 69249263)

Gold

HolyShot* 07-15-2013 08:54 PM

You gotta hand it to him. He's a man with a plan, but toronto really ****ed up when they fired burke. I hate to say it but burke is a damn good GM and had them on the right path.

Ziggy Stardust 07-15-2013 09:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shellz (Post 69245837)
I'm going to play stupid for a bit, but what's the problem? Do I need to read the whole article?

He's already planning a parade. Don't see anything wrong with that? People on here are mocked for making threads claiming "Team X is going to win the Cup!!!" You know, posts we see every year from Penguins and Rangers fans who think the Cup is all theirs.

KingKopitar11* 07-15-2013 09:52 PM

All talk.

jfont 07-15-2013 10:53 PM

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Originally Posted by The Dingo (Post 69245273)

He's been watching Tony robbins' cd

Puck U 07-15-2013 10:57 PM

He's basically a SALES MAN ... and a damn good one ... I don't see the problem either, it's kind of his job to pump up the fan base of his team and attract as many dollars as he can, be it from Ticket Sales, or Advertising partners, which is what he's doing with these public statements ...

He, for better or worse, had that same vision and talked the same talk with us in LA and eventually brought the cup here ... I give him his due and say thanks, glad you brought in Lombardi, thank you for your service, and best of luck in Toronto ... you'll need it.

MsWoof 07-15-2013 11:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hitman47 (Post 69250111)
You gotta hand it to him. He's a man with a plan, but toronto really ****ed up when they fired burke. I hate to say it but burke is a damn good GM and had them on the right path.

He shot himself in the foot. He was always embroiled in controversy up here and the new owners had enough. It's so much nicer to just have the focus on the players now instead of that blowhard.

Gentle Ben Kenobi 07-15-2013 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by MsWoof (Post 69254483)
He shot himself in the foot. He was always embroiled in controversy up here and the new owners had enough. It's so much nicer to just have the focus on the players now instead of that blowhard.

Looks like Tim is trying to put the focus on himself.

Ron 07-15-2013 11:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Telos (Post 69249139)
They are going to eat him alive.

Basically this.

He is really rolling the dice, its all or nothing, he's all in...etc.etc.etc. whatever you want to call it, but man, if he does not deliver, they are not only going to burn him in effigy, they will just burn him in real.

Wonder what char-broiled Tim Lieweasel smells like?

Ugh.

Ziggy Stardust 07-16-2013 12:06 AM

What's to happen with Tim's parade plans if the Leafs don't win the Cup? Maybe he'll spew a 5-year plan upon Leafs fans as well, and when that doesn't happen, he could make further excuses and blame the CBA for not allowing them to build the best team possible. He had plenty of excuses when he was Kings President, but let's not forget that it was his meddling that got Blake, Luc, and Philippe Boucher out of town, and they all won Stanley Cups elsewhere.

I'm thankful that Leiweke eventually wised up and stood out of hockey decisions when he relented to Dean Lombardi, however, Toronto isn't Los Angeles. Every word that comes out of his mouth will be minced and dissected and studied under a microscope. Good luck Tim, you're going to need it.


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