Tim Leiweke on Sportsnet 590

Tim Leiweke on Sportsnet 590

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Inside Hockey: Tim Leiweke Full Interview

MLSE president & CEO Tim Leiweke says that the Raptors are feeding off of the enthusiasm their fans are displaying at the ACC and “Jurassic Park,” a passion that other teams in the league have taken notice of. Tim Leiweke on the fan-fuelled Raptors, Sterling fallout, the Toronto Maple Leafs, Brendan Shanahan and more. Sportsnet 590.

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LEONARD SILVERBERG
LEONARD SILVERBERG

THE A KINGS WILL RULE THE NHL FOR 4 MORE YEARS. THEY DON'T GET THE CREDIT THEY DESERVE. IMAGINE IF THE MAPLE LEAFS WON  THE STANLEY CUP 2 OF THE  PAST 3 YEARS 


LEN

CanuckUKinToronto
CanuckUKinToronto

I just need to comment on the earlier point from Timmy saying that for those who didnt believe, Shanny and Nonis are getting on greatly...  It has only been 16 days.. I can get along with my mother in law for 16 days....  


wait the the stuff hits the fan..  then check back...

peterbleafs
peterbleafs

Time to go horizontal with crosswords and these game sevens.  Later all

Jordan29
Jordan29

I am so done with so many leaf fans. On twitter today many are saying (and still right now) that no other team would ever give Bozak 4.2 mil as a UFA.....so stupid, just so stupid

Bon Scott was a Leaf fan
Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

I just bumped into Dick Duff at my local Pet Value here in Port Credit.  What a super nice guy he is.  Dude must be in his 80's now....and talks to his dog constantly.  Apparently he lives around the corner from me.  Small world.

ingy56
ingy56

Oh look! It's Wickie again!

Bobsyouruncle
Bobsyouruncle

"As God is my witness they're not going to lick me. I'm going to live through this and when it's all over, I'll never be hungry again. No, nor any of my folk. If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill. As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again."  

         -- Scarlett Leiweke April 2014  

Gee, now I feel all warm inside.   lol


ShiftyD
ShiftyD

Sounds like some big changes forthcoming. Anyone else get that sense from what he had to say?

ShiftyD
ShiftyD

Just having a listen to the Leiweke interview above now.


Interesting he mentions the team taking on the personality of it's leader. The example was the Raptors taking on Masai's personality.


So did the Leafs take on Nonis's and if they did and it is not acceptable; does that mean Noni gots to go?

Komas Taberle
Komas Taberle

@Jordan29  

I remember last year when he got the contract, 75% at least on here were up in arms, saying he wasn't worth it.

He has clearly demonstrated he is.

CanuckUKinToronto
CanuckUKinToronto

@Jordan29 If he continues to play like he did in his first year of the contract it is actually a great deal and he would get more if he went to free agency this year

Mcost61
Mcost61

@Jordan29 I rarely speak on twitter, I have little patience for the diatribe that spews out of people there. It's a news medium to me, nothing more

ingy56
ingy56

@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  Funny story, I told him how much I liked him as a Leaf and he whipped out a picture from his pocket and signed it for me. My buddy was talking to him too and he also gave him a signed picture , but my friend said he really liked him as a Hab. Duffy never missed a beat, said "Oh yeah? ", reached into his other pocket and pulled out a picture of him as a Hab and signed it for him. 

ingy56
ingy56

@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  Met him a year or so back myself. What a super guy is right. He was one of my heroes as a kid. I was really upset when he was traded. 

Black_Hawk
Black_Hawk

@Burtonboy  lol someone should troll him over this. Be like you should be saying go Leafs right now LOL

Komas Taberle
Komas Taberle

@wiski  

I thought I had it down until I talked to Rogers last night about my renewal for my TV, Internet and home phone.

After I negotiated a flat fee of $163 for unlimited Internet, unlimited LD in Canada and the Rogers VIP cable package, the first bill was $240, I lost it when they told me their billing was correct.... long story short, they credited it back to be only $163 a month but I had to threaten to quit and go to Bell... this is after I have been a customer for 25 years!

ShiftyD
ShiftyD

@wiski Boy, I have a long way to go. I've actually gone backwards on the temper thing LOL

ShiftyD
ShiftyD

@Bobsyouruncle   I'm not sure what that is all about but as far as I'm concerned they can all lick me. LOL

peterbleafs
peterbleafs

@ShiftyD I think orderly changes, first things first...coach and maybe some management changes off the bat.  Then I think the scouting leadership will be affirmed or changed really fast.

Greg Fenton
Greg Fenton

@ShiftyD  WHen it comes to big changes, I believe them when I see them. As of right now, I expect Nonis to be the GM on opening day, I expect the core players to be back, I don't expect anything huge to happen in the off-season. The only change I expect, as of April 30th, is a new coach. 


I want to see big changes, I hope they make big changes - in the front office and on the ice. I'd be happy if jus tthe front office stuff happens this off-season and the off-ice comes during the year and next year. But right now, I'm not expecting it. 

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@ShiftyD  Absolutely. Both management and player side . Cripes Shanny is even talking to the janitor to see what needs to be changed  lol 

ingy56
ingy56

@ShiftyD  His mood sure changed when he started talking about the Leafs. 

ShiftyD
ShiftyD

@peterbleafs @ShiftyD    i think our amateur scouting has been good. I would be interested in hearing who their ideal picks would have been if it were 100% their call. 

Pro scouting I think must be ok. I mean our trades have worked out well. Our FA signings have been pretty abysmal though.

Komas Taberle
Komas Taberle

@Greg Fenton @ShiftyD  

The have to make huge changes, they cannot stand still when the Leafs have choked 3 years in a row, there will be blood, there will be tears, but we will have a brand new team.

ShiftyD
ShiftyD

@Greg Fenton @ShiftyD  Yes. I'll believe it when I see it as well. I think their is some rot in the management group. What I've heard these guys say and say often, often does not sync with reality. It could be a function of them offering something suitable for public consumption but I don't feel confident that it is. A clean sweep wouldn't hurt. Let Shanny bring in his own people to fill these roles.


In the coaching dept at the very, very minimum the 2 hold overs from the Wilson era have to go but a clean sweep could work wonders.


Players, well.............



Pretty tall order for change to make it all happen this off season. LOL

ShiftyD
ShiftyD

@ProfessorRance @ShiftyD  Going forward yes, but in the recent past.


What position is Masai for the Raptors? (I have no idea, don't follow basketball)

ingy56
ingy56

@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @ingy56  The players were very upset when he traded Duff, they didn't exactly welcome Bathgate with open arms. Bobby Baun is still bitter about it. 

ingy56
ingy56

@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @ingy56  He was a tough player I tell you, nobody messed with him or they got the stick. Not very big as you could see either. Great goal scorer , Mr. Clutch. Should have never been traded, but Imlach won another Cup after the trade. 

Greg Fenton
Greg Fenton

@ingy56 @Greg Fenton @ShiftyD @ProfessorRance  I think the issue is, as I said, the team is built from the ground up right now. 


The core players were, mostly, here before Carlyle. Carlyle was hired by Burke. Nonis was GM before Lieweke was hired. Everyone's boss was hired after them. I think it needs to work the other way around. 

Greg Fenton
Greg Fenton

@ShiftyD @Greg Fenton @ProfessorRance  There absolutely are, the Red Wings come to mind.


But I think thats more a case of the coach sharing the GM's personality and style, and the star players being on the same page as the coach, so all 3 elements are together, rather then the GM being the one who is bringing everyone in line - if tht makes sense. 

ingy56
ingy56

@Greg Fenton @ShiftyD @ProfessorRance  There was quite obviously a disconnect between Burke and Wilson with regards to the team identity though. Hopefully that doesn't happen on this watch. 

Greg Fenton
Greg Fenton

@ShiftyD @Greg Fenton @ProfessorRance  Thats what he is getting at. 


I don't personally agree with him the teams take on the identity of the front office people. I don't think the team took on BUrkes personality, and we saw two different Leaf teams with the same GM in charge the last 2 years. 


I think teams take on the personalities of their coaches, and their star players. Often times the coaches and GM's are on the same page (at least with good teams), and the best players play a way they want them too. I think thats part of the issue/problem with the Leafs today. They are build from the bottom up, not the top down, so that attitude/style thing is flowing the wrong way. 

ShiftyD
ShiftyD

@Greg Fenton @ShiftyD@ProfessorRance  Thanks. So then the personality from leadership will start from

Leiweke => Shanny => GM =>Team according to Leiweke's ideal. Not that he is a part of that in a day to day instance but set's the tone and direction for the organization to follow