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11-30-2012, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by TOML View Post
Jacobs has to have some support outside of Bettman to get his way. There is apparently committee of like-minded owners controlling the fate of the league.

I searched to find out what team owners/reps are in the NHL executive committee:

-Jeremy Jacobs (Boston)
-Craig Leipold (Minnesota)
-Brian Burke (TO)
-Murray Edwards (Calgary)
-Ted Leonsis (Washington)

And of course Burke has to be there. Explains why we haven't heard much from the guy as of late. Since no 'person' owns TO, Burke being there makes sense, given his experience with inner NHL affairs.

Burke is not on the committee. Burke himself has said on Hockey Central at Noon that he has only been at a few bargaining sessions and had no plans to go to any more unless the league asked him to. If someone was on the committee, they would be at the bargaining sessions.

Second, on Hockey Central at Noon today they were talking about who should be in these proposed owner/player meetings. They came up with a hypothetical situation in which Scott Morrison picked five owners to be in there and Millard picked five players. They were trying to determine the most reasonable people from each side who should be in there so that a deal would get done nice and quick. When Morrison named the owners one of the ones he picked was Tannebaum from Toronto. So, based on that, it is safe to assume that he is the Leafs representative on the BoG which makes complete sense since he is the Chairman of MLSE and owns 25% of the organization.

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