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09-26-2003, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Cup4Wings
You are all missing the point. The point is that the money hungry owners/managment had the gumshon to pull the carpet out from under all of those kids who looked forward to this event every year. Some of those kids probibly won't live to much longer. To take that from dying children is sick. If ANY other team in Sports pulled this I would expect the same type of outcry. Money isn't everything, to put a smile on the face of a dying child is worth more than any dollar value..
As I understand it, they've said that they're looking at replacing the event. This is more of an issue with running the event at the venue than anything else(ACC). The Leafs are still donating the money to Easter Seals. The cost to the charity and the cost to MLSE was too much w.r.t. the money raised.

It is, however, a horrible PR situation. I think they could have handled it much better (making an announcment before being leaked to the press).

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