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“With the [new] arena in Seattle, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to put hockey back into the Seattle/Portland marketplace and we have to make a commitment to that. There’s a new building being built in Quebec. They are way ahead of anyone else as to considerations because we took a team from Quebec. [The Nordiques moved to Denver after the 1994-95 season.] I think we owe Quebec another shot. Seattle, Kansas City, Quebec, Las Vegas right now, are all way ahead [of Toronto]. There’s not a second team coming to Toronto in any time in the near future.”
-Tim Leiweke, MLSE president and chief executive officer, at a speech yesterday. David Shoalt of the Globe and Mail has more from Leiweke.
It’s laughable stuff for alert Toronto sports fans, who probably thought they’d experienced the living pinnacle in human hubris and ego when they lived through four years of Brian Burke. A little more than two weeks’ worth of (Tim) Leiweke suggests that, in the cultivation of executive arrogance, the new guy in town is intent on scaling new heights.