Toronto Maple Leafs: Why the Owners Could Care Less If They Win or Lose

November 9th, 2010 by Louis Pisano Leave a reply »
As of 2009, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (66 percent), Kilmer Sports inc., owned by Larry Tanenbaum (20.5 percent) and TD Capital (14 percent) own the Maple Leafs and combine to make up MLSE (Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment). has Toronto as the highest-valued team in the NHL in 2009 listing them as worth $470 million. For a few more numbers on Toronto, click here.

Yet they haven’t won a cup since 1967.

Brian Burke has the pressure of the media and Leafs nation to put a winning product on the ice but the owners couldn't really care less as the money continues to roll in no matter who’s on the ice.

The corporate seats sold in the ACC make it tough for any regular Joe to get a good ticket to a game, of course, without having to pay an arm and a leg to the many scalpers that stand like ravens hunting for something shinny just outside the lights of the massive screen on Bremner Avenue.

I’m sure it irks some Leafs fans to know that Mike Komisarek is making as much as Phil Kessel, but does that matter to the owners? I highly doubt it.

If the Leafs continue to slide in ...

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