Two billionaires (Tanenbaum and Ed Rogers), two CEOs (Cope and Mohamed), the son of a former Mayor of Toronto (Dale Lastman), and a corporate VP (Turcke). Big Wigs-galore, although I guess that would be expected.
Peddie was the President and CEO of MLSE. He wasn't employed by the OTPP and if he had not retired, he likely would have kept his job through the new ownership. Anselmi's been doing Peddie's job in the in-term but MLSE is still searching for a permanent replacement (could be Anselmi but also be someone outside the organization). The only change is that the President will no longer have a seat on the Board of Directors.
A lockout buys new MLSE ownership time to evaluate the organizations personnel top to bottom and decide what changes need to be made.
I am quite sure these two blue-chip corporations had a pretty good idea on things prior to closing this billion dollar plus purchase. The lockout will not buy time, it will only cost them money and lots of it. But that also is not new, a lock-out would have been stress-tested into the purchase price.
These guys didn't form this very unusual partnership, then spend 1.5 billion on a whim Mess. Oh I am sure there will be some changes but nothing that affects the operation of the teams.