Friday Mashup: Leiweke not long for Toronto

Friday Mashup: Leiweke not long for Toronto

Tim Leiweke
TORONTO, ON- JULY 15 - New MLSE CEO Tim Leiweke is interviewed by the Toronto Star's Cathal Kelly at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, July 15, 2013. Steve Russell/Toronto Star

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.

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MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

file:///Users/lloydstrickland/Downloads/IMG_0470.MOV.mov

Mattmark
Mattmark

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.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

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.[1] 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.

Leiweke joined the Seahawks in 2003. In 2005, the team advanced to Super Bowl XL, losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In 2007, he became acting president of the Portland Trail Blazers, replacing Steve Patterson. Vulcan Sports and Entertainment was created at that time.[2]Leiweke served as acting president until June 20 of that year, when the team named Larry Miller to be its president.

Leiweke was the key deciding factor in the firing of former Seattle Seahawks coach Jim L. Mora in January 2010,[3] and also was the main benefactor in the hiring of USC coach Pete Carroll.

Tod is the younger brother of Tim Leiweke,[4] president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment.

mcloki
mcloki

The site will rock again after the CNE power washes all traces of the hipsters from the Midway.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Lieweke's photo at the top of this mashup is dead to me.

Luke_R
Luke_R

Where are all the music posters? Or is it still early?

Optimustic
Optimustic

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. 

Murph2417
Murph2417

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.

Luke_R
Luke_R

@Optimustic maybe we trade them Robidas back, ala Beachemin to Anaheim if things dont work out, or others emerge

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Optimustic We have to trade a good player and a good prospect to get a different good prospect?

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Having said that, I think Faksa is an excellent target. 

Murph2417
Murph2417

@-Keon He really had to stir that with a hockey stick eh? Completely necessary, I dislike him

Dangle_My_Berries
Dangle_My_Berries

@Murph2417 can't be hard to code, its the same random number generator the league department of player safety uses 

Mattmark
Mattmark

@Pent_House @Mattmark Might have slotted those two in the 21-25 range.  Broll could still make it, though it would probably have to be in the next few picks.  Be surprised if you see Carrick at all now.


P.S.  The guy I did overlook is Ashton.

BoneChompski
BoneChompski

@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.

Optimustic
Optimustic

@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.

Savo43
Savo43

@Mattmark @Pent_House Carrick could be a pretty damn good 4th liner someday. Plays with that edge, and responsibility with that occasional display of skill. 

Luke_R
Luke_R

@Optimustic @Luke_R if they want to make a run this year, bringing him back not only gives them depth on right side, but experience and familiarity there, and leadership presence (what we need also).

Cameron19
Cameron19

@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. 

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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. 

Optimustic
Optimustic

@Luke_R @Optimustic I'd have to really like him, but I know what you're saying.   I do think that they're gearing up for a cup run, so prospects may not be as important as experience and leadership.

Optimustic
Optimustic

@Cameron19 @Optimustic True enough, his defensive shortcomings may have as much to do with our systems( of lack thereof) so he may be more valuable to another team who thinks they could make him work in their system.

whalz
whalz

@Optimustic @Luke_R ROBIDAS isn't going anywhere,,,,,,,he hasn't played a game yet and were already trading him? our d corps need some stability and veteran presence in the lineup...

whalz
whalz

@Optimustic @Cameron19 

franson should be able to net us a Gaunce, Faksa or (det) Jurco ,,,,Detroit is also looking for a rhd..........straight up trade.....these prospects haven't proven they can be a top 9 fwd in this league yet,,,,,Franson is an NHl player who is a rhd who puts up points.....

skiingallday
skiingallday

@Dangle_My_Berries @skiingallday @Murph2417 this is assuming there's no logic, lol, it just checks to make sure that the suspension length is greater than the min, because lengthMax is multiplied by a pseudo random floating point number between [0.0,1.0] so it can't be greater than the max. 


skiingallday
skiingallday

@Dangle_My_Berries @skiingallday @Murph2417


@Dangle_My_Berries @Murph2417 Random number generator?

# set parameters of Min and max suspension lengths depending on whether its an in person/phone call 

# etc...

#an example


import random


lengthMin = 2

lengthMax = 5


def randNum(lengthMin, lengthMax):

 try:

       susLength = lengthMax*random.random()

   except:

       susLength < lengthMin

   return susLength



Luke_R
Luke_R

@Optimustic @Luke_R @Murph2417 @Cameron19 Well its essentially Franson for Faska (we get the better forward prospect, they get the NHL dman), then we swap underachieving prospects.  Just spittballin.  Seems Biggs for a Gaunce or equivalent in this scenario is realistic to balance the trade.

Optimustic
Optimustic

@Luke_R @Optimustic @Murph2417 @Cameron19 I thought you meant Faksa or Gaunce instead of Faksa and Gaunce.

Just spitballin is what I was doing too.  Trying to drum up some hockey conversation.   Plus I know they're looking for D and we're looking for top 6 forwards.