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Losing Leiweke no big deal

Posted By: Mike Toth · 8/22/2014 8:14:00 AM

Tim Leiweke is definitely a good showman.
 
Witness this week's "Ice Bucket Challenge", as Leiweke's cold shower raised $6,000 for ALS research. Leiweke, meanwhile, poured cold water on all the rumours he was getting set to step down at President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment.
 
But as it turns out Leiweke was all wet in more ways than one as a few days later those rumours were confirmed, with Leiweke resigning in June of 2015 - sooner if a solid replacement can be found before then. The reasons for Leiweke's departure are the usual suspects that have been whispered about for months. He's fed up with refereeing the Bell-Rogers corporate rivals who own MLSE; some of the owners apparently don't love Leiweke either; and his American family hates the Canadian cold.
 
Whatever the case, Leiweke is definitely getting out of Dodge and a lot ...

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