Kukla's Korner

Kukla's Korner Hockey

Talking Leafs

from the Globe and Mail,
Amid harsh criticism of Toronto Maple Leafs management from fans and media, company chairman Larry Tanenbaum has given a vote of confidence to his top executives. Tanenbaum, the chairman of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, said the jobs of MLSE president Richard Peddie and Leafs general manager John Ferguson Jr. are safe, despite the team's disappointing season and calls for dismissals. As for coach Pat Quinn, widely speculated to be fired at the end of the season, Tanenbaum indicated he will continue to work at MLSE.
read on relate story also from the Globe and Mail,
But the coup de grâce came the next day when former Leafs executive Bill Watters, now a radio commentator working for Leafs rights holder AM640 Toronto, called for the removal of Tanenbaum as the chairman and the dismissal of Peddie. Watters described them as "stiffs." He said they were a disgrace. He categorized Tanenbaum as a dilettante backed by family money. "He's a PhD," Watters roared. "Poppa has dough." Tanenbaum's response? "A good friend of mine once said you don't get into a pissing match with a skunk."
more

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Comments

Be the first to comment.

Add a Comment

Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.

Add your own avatar by joining Kukla's Korner, or logging in and uploading one in your member control panel.

Captchas bug you? Join KK or log in and you won't have to bother.

Smileys

Notify me of follow-up comments?

Feed

Most Recent Blog Posts

About Kukla's Korner Hockey

Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

Email Paul anytime at pk@kuklaskorner.com

 

image

image