posted on Jan, 4 2007 @ 06:10 PM
I know the Leafs aren't very popular so this thread should take off.
Everyone knows about the whining, it's declined this year under Maurice, BUT do you know what they do to THEIR OWN FANS?
The Leafs are the 2nd richest team in the NHL, behind the Wings:
You would think that they have enough cash but NO! They started up Leafs TV, not unprecidented, see YES(Yankie Entertainment) BUT Leafs TV broadcasts
15% of all Leafs games exclusively, only way to get those games are to PAY for this service. Now, of those 12 games, only 3 are home games.
Don't worry about home games. Try to get a decent ticket, you'll pay a premium. Raping hard core fans? You haven't seen anything yet. NOW you can
go to an IMAX in Toronto to see these games. MORE MONEY.
You would think with all of this revenue coming in they could have put a Stanley Cup winning team on the ice in the last 40 years. It's all about the
CASH though. Did you know that the 49% stock holder in the Leafs are the Ontario Teachers Retirement Fund? Damn good investment imo.
Let the flaming(of the team, not me) begin. I just happen to live in the area.
Edit: This BB code is killing me. DAMN.
[edit on 4-1-2007 by intrepid]
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