Wednesday Mashup: Wake me up when it’s hockey season

Wednesday Mashup: Wake me up when it’s hockey season

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mike_84
mike_84

So whos this new guy shanny is gonna hire?

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@TheCanucksnaphook Never backed down from anyone.  But that pounding of the Minnesota North Star, as Clark was straddling him - was way over the line IMO

mcloki
mcloki

Crap now I'm hungry

NinetyThree
NinetyThree

@wiski hrmm he called out Burkie and Shanny...hmm should we be concerned here? lol

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@ingy56 I wonder if MLSE is beginning to worry that continued losing seasons will finally hurt the bottom line.  

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@ingy56 There are things going on in the PR dept that Shanny or someone didn't like . Hearing Pat Park is leaving and others changes are coming on the PR side . 

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Simcoe Ont. boy. 140 km from Toronto.

Luke_R
Luke_R

@Cameron19 @Dangle_My_Berries dont think he'd go laterally to toronto unless he gets the GM gig.  I thought Lieweke would bring him in to be GM before he went Pres. route with Shanny (liked that more though, knew Shanny would be smart and everything we need in a President)

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@wiski @Burtonboy Harold Ballard wouldn't recognize his own grand mother let alone a Leaf . The residual effects of what he did haunted this franchise for too many yrs 

Luke_R
Luke_R

@MaxwellHowe @ingy56 can say that less and less young kids in toronto support the leafs... with the internet now other teams can attract fans from all over using thier stars, success and accessibility to draw fans from other cities

ingy56
ingy56

@MaxwellHowe @ingy56 No, they just let the seasons holders turn their pre-season tickets back so more people can get in.

Luke_R
Luke_R

@Burtonboy @ingy56 Good.  Clean house. Make games, events and the team in general more open to the public.  I feel they have been quite shitty in PR recently (last 10 years especially, considering all the access to the internet, social media etc)... nothing creative or new

mcloki
mcloki

To this Day BB. He's haunting the milk aisle at Loblaws now.

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@ingy56 @MaxwellHowe but the gesture itself suggests they realize they have to reach out to fans - something the Leafs have not had to do in recent years

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@wiski @Burtonboy Subsequent owners were either trying to get out of financial problems or only interested in making money . Teachers made a bundle . The difference now is those media giants need and want playoffs to really make this pay off. And pay off it will if they can build a winner here 

ingy56
ingy56

@MaxwellHowe @ingy56 Perhaps, Wickie did say last season that they were going to work on accessibility though. 

Luke_R
Luke_R


@Burtonboy @MaxwellHowe @lukethenuke @ingy56 I think some freshness throughout the organization would help alot... especially if they come together soon, as opposed to firing someone today, then next year etc..  let all these new guys in all sorts of roles in the organization with fresh ideas start to work on building this team together.  Add and change as needed

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@Burtonboy @MaxwellHowe @ingy56 I think MLSE is getting a little antsy about the Leafs. Not emergency mode yet - and the Leafs will never lose money - but the board of directors is not interested in diminished profits either.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@ingy56 @Cameron19 @Burtonboy I think that's management more than pro-scouting. Our two worst free agent signings were Komisarek and Clarkson. I don't think anything our pro scouts said would have stopped Burke from signing Komisarek. Both players were highly touted, too, and very positively regarded around the league. Coming to Toronto for big money is what killed them. I don't think pro scouting can change that. 

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@Burtonboy @MaxwellHowe @ingy56 well thats it.  Its a corporation.  They not only want to maximize profits, they are duty bound to maximize returns for the corporation and shareholders.