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12-02-2012, 12:52 AM
Join Date: Jan 2012
One thing to remember is big corporations (Rogers + Bell) don't just buy teams for championships. They are in it for the money. They may say otherwise but of course they will, are they going to say they just want to make money? That would outrage fans.
When Burke came here in 2008, the leafs value was 448m (as at October 29th, 2008,
). Just recently they got valued at 1000m. That is a huge increase. Even if we ignore that one due to the huge increase from the valuation of 521m in 2011, that was still a 16.3% increase over 3 years or over 5% a year. Very good for the recession years.
The fan in me wants to say to do what is best for the team towards winning a championship. But I know ownership is going to do whatever is best for them which is making as much money as possible. Playoffs could be just that thing, Burke may or may not be the guy for that depending on your point of view. But if they get rid of Burke, the person they bring in may not be increasing the team's value by 5%+ a year. One thing to remember is Burke is pretty outspoken, one of if not the most outspoken in the league, and because of that the Leafs are almost always being talked about which would help their value to go up. The costs and benefits of each would have to be weighed against each other.
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