A year and three months into his tenure and Tim Leiweke has already submitted his one season’s notice. Never stable and ever bizarre, just another day at Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment.
- National Post: Tim Leiweke’s early departure from MLSE a troubling sign for Toronto sports fan
- The Globe and Mail: Future looks bleak for MLSE and all its teams
- Elliotte Friedman: Tim Leiweke wouldn’t commit to MLSE
- Sportsnet: Leiweke’s marriage to MLSE doomed from the start
- VLM: Tim Leiweke’s early departure — good or bad for the Maple Leafs?
- Sportsnet: Analytics hires are quick fixes to PR nightmares
- MapleLeafs.com: Brendan Shanahan’s kids gleefully douse him in ice water for the ALS challenge
- PPP: Top 25 under 25 – #22 Tony Cameranesi
- 50 Mission Cap: Why Your Team Sucks — Pacific Division Preview
- Raw Charge: Where do we get our stats now that Extra Skater is gone?
- Down Goes Brown: Are Things Finally Going Right for the League’s Two Laughingstocks?
PPP's Top 25 Prospects countdown has listed five players thus far, so there are twenty to go. My guess would be something like the following (20-1): Engvall, Sparks, Nilsson, Herzog, Loov, Johnson, McKegg, Valiev, Finn, Percy, Verhaeghe, Brown, Leivo, Gauthier, Granberg, Holland, Nylander, Kadri, Gardiner, Rielly.
Here's the new replacement for Tim.
Tod Leiweke (born January 12, 1960, in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American sports executive. He was hired on July 26, 2010, to become the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and minority owner of Tampa Bay Sports & Entertainment including the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Tampa Bay Storm and Tampa Bay Times Forum.
Formerly, Leiweke was the Chief Executive Officer of the Seattle Seahawks National Football League team, owned by Paul Allen, and the Seattle Sounders FC Major League Soccer team, which Allen has a minority stake in. Leiweke also was the CEO of Vulcan Sports and Entertainment (VSE), a management company also owned by Allen which oversees Allen's sports-related properties. Prior to his employment with Paul Allen, Leiweke had served as president of the Minnesota Wild, was the first executive director of The First Tee and had held executive positions with the PGA Tour, theVancouver Canucks, and the Golden State Warriors.
In 2007, he became acting president of the Portland Trail Blazers, replacing Steve Patterson. Vulcan Sports and Entertainment was created at that time.Leiweke served as acting president until June 20 of that year, when the team named Larry Miller to be its president.
With the Stars looking to add to their D-core, and the same being on of our stronger areas of depth, what would it take to get a good prospect out of Dallas for Franson + ? I'm thinking of a player like Faksa, though we'd have to add a good prospect I'd think.
One thing I would like to see in NHL 15 is longer suspensions, they only ever have the game misconducts during a game. If it is a "run the goalie" type scenario then it should be 3-5 games. I suppose that would make it hard to judge though and likely wouldn't be entirely accurate.
Broll, Carrick?? massive omissions in your list buddy
@Optimustic maybe we trade them Robidas back, ala Beachemin to Anaheim if things dont work out, or others emerge
@Optimustic Franson, Biggs FOR Faska, Gaunce
@Optimustic We have to trade a good player and a good prospect to get a different good prospect?
Having said that, I think Faksa is an excellent target.
@-Keon He really had to stir that with a hockey stick eh? Completely necessary, I dislike him
@Murph2417 can't be hard to code, its the same random number generator the league department of player safety uses
@Pent_House @Mattmark I would have Broll and Carrick around or below the cutoff of a 20 prospect list so it makes sense to me. Carrick did not make the cut on the LeafsNation top 20 either. He had half a good season, nothing significant to indicate he projects to be an NHL player at this time. The better Marlies centers (Smith, Holland) missed a lot of AHL time so he got more ice than he was expected to get.
@Cameron19 @Optimustic I don't consider Franson to be that good of a player, and I'm not sure how good Faksa is. I don't believe he's played much in the NHL yet. That said, he was highly touted during his draft year, so I don't think they'd give him away for nothing.
I'd think maybe Leivo and Franson.
@Optimustic @Cameron19 To me that's a pretty significant over payment. Leivo alone might be better than Faksa. He out-produced him in Junior, and has already taken a big step in the AHL. Faksa's stock has fallen quite a bit since his draft year.
Also, you can't just treat Franson like he's worthless just because most Leaf fans want him gone. Someone is getting a 40 point right side PP specialist, and that has value whether we're all sick of him or not.
# set parameters of Min and max suspension lengths depending on whether its an in person/phone call
lengthMin = 2
lengthMax = 5
def randNum(lengthMin, lengthMax):
susLength = lengthMax*random.random()
susLength < lengthMin