Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/12/11 at 03:18 PM ET
from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,
...But if you’re a fan, there was nothing in their initial address that would make you any more optimistic about a championship than you were prior to the announcement. Sure, these guys would love to win a Stanley Cup and if that’s a byproduct of their ownership, all the better. But let’s not kid ourselves, their primary concern is with getting their product on as many screens as possible, regardless of how good or bad it is.
Which brings us to the next thing that is crystal clear when it comes to the hockey scene in Toronto. And that is, any opposition to a second NHL team in Canada’s largest city evaporated before the ink was dry on the blood vow Canada’s two biggest communications conglomerates took when they spent $1.32 billion on 75 percent of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment.
And the importance of this cannot be overstated. When MLSE was taken over by BCE and Rogers, it essentially paved the way for the Phoenix Coyotes to move to the Greater Toronto Area as early as this summer, right around the time the Leafs sale gets approved by the NHL’s board of governors.
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