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Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment president Tim Leiweke makes…outspoken…remarks

The Score's Katie Flynn reports that Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment president Tim Leiweke held a press conference regarding MLSE's sporting plans, and the Toronto Sun's Mike Zeisberger caught some...outspoken...comments from Leiweke:

Leiweke says Shanahan will be patient, won't buckle to public pressure to make changes.

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Leiweke says Kessel one of 10 best players in #NHL. "We've only seen a (bit) of how good he can be .. We need 2 build infastructure ard him"

Leiweke on #Leafs: "There are no quick fixes."

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Leiweke: "As Toronto goes, so goes the success of the National Hockey League."

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Leiweke: "Why there hasn't been a Winter Classic in Cda is a mistake and shows a lack of respect to this city ..."

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Leiweke explained why he thinks #Leafs so important to biz of NHL: "If we made SC final, we'd have guaranteed 20 mill viewers. We know that"

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Leiweke says revamped BMO Field could house Winter Classic. "We can expand it to hold 40,000"

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Leiweke says MLSEL will put $25 million into upgrades for the Air Canada Centre.

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Leiweke: "Until we win, we have failed."

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Leiweke confirms #Leafs going after World Cup of Hockey, Winter Classic, #NHL draft, #NHL all-star game.

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Leiweke: "We feel there six million people in #Leafs Nation worldwide - we think."

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#Leiweke says first ever #Leafs fanfest will be held in September.

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Leiweke says #Leafs have not blocked the concept of a 2nd Toronto area team. "We have just one vote."

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Leiweke says MLSEL's only issue with Markham was the alleged economics of the proposed new building.

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Leiweke says Shanahan will be patient, won’t buckle to public pressure to make changes.

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Leiweke says Shanahan will be patient, won’t buckle to public pressure to make changes


Did he interview Leiweke, or Jimmy Two Times from Goodfellas?.

Posted by mc keeper on 06/25/14 at 03:09 PM ET

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“As Toronto goes, so goes the success of the National Hockey League.”

“Please ignore the record revenues in a season which saw TOR miss the playoffs… nothing to see there”...

Posted by Primis on 06/25/14 at 03:53 PM ET

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