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(Tim) Leiweke's point of view is different. He believes Nonis is the right guy to make the decisions for this club going forward and wants him to have the security of knowing that. For Leiweke, it's part of the new corporate culture he wants for all the properties of MLSE.

But some suspect that the new boss is making decisions and pronouncements designed more to generate quick headlines, creating a big splash to show that there's a new sheriff in town and that he's firmly back in the executive saddle after his departure last March from the Anschutz empire. They worry that perhaps he saw some of those "Offseason Winners and Losers" stories that gave the Leafs high marks for their moves and translated them as wins on the ice.

Real wins in the real schedule are the only metric by which a team can make realistic judgments about itself -- not whether it has a route for its Stanley Cup parade, does or doesn't hang pictures of former players in its arena, or makes a few intriguing moves months before the puck is dropped.

One imagines that Leiweke and the Leafs will figure that out eventually.

-Stu Hackel of Sports Illustrated where you can read more on the Leafs...

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