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I am betting you have heard the news that the Leafs have been sold to Bell/Rogers and Larry Tanenbaum increased his stake.

Pretty huge deal all around.

Be interesting to see how this plays out in the long run for numerous reasons.

Rogers and Bell are competitors on TV, Cell, Internet etc.

Will there be an in house agreement when it comes time to pony up a bid to the NHL for rights ?

Will ojne try to be the face of the franchise over the other?

One good thing is I will be able to get access to games over many portals now versus what we have.

I know I know.....1967. <_<

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I am betting you have heard the news that the Leafs have been sold to Bell/Rogers and Larry Tanenbaum increased his stake.

Pretty huge deal all around.

Be interesting to see how this plays out in the long run for numerous reasons.

Rogers and Bell are competitors on TV, Cell, Internet etc.

Will there be an in house agreement when it comes time to pony up a bid to the NHL for rights ?

Will ojne try to be the face of the franchise over the other?

One good thing is I will be able to get access to games over many portals now versus what we have.

I know I know.....1967. <_<

Already being discussed in media/broadcasting

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And they finally got around to firing Brian Burke!

WTF ? Why now with the season just days away ?

I hate both BELL and Rogers - the two companies with perhaps the worst ability to keep customers happy, saved only by the fact that they compete with EACH OTHER.

"Your Stanley Cup championship aspirations are VERY IMPORTANT TO US, please stay on the line and a playoff-ready team will be with you in just a couple of decades...."

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WTF ? Why now with the season just days away ?

I hate both BELL and Rogers - the two companies with perhaps the worst ability to keep customers happy, saved only by the fact that they compete with EACH OTHER.

"Your Stanley Cup championship aspirations are VERY IMPORTANT TO US, please stay on the line and a playoff-ready team will be with you in just a couple of decades...."

They're retroactively firing him for the Kessel trade.

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WTF ? Why now with the season just days away ?

It was unexpected. I mean, Burke had done a crappy job, but they've had lots of opportunity to get rid of him and didn't. In Vancouver, some speculation is that he was holding up the Luongo trade by wanting too much, and we'll see if that rumour bears out by how fast it gets done now(or if). There is agreement that the Kessel trade hurt the team, and therefore Burke.

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Ted was just a coach and apparently he had some booze issues and also tried to go over the head of his GM on a dispute. He also blamed his firing on racism. Those 3 points combined make him seem pretty unstable and could have scared GMs away.

Does thast make sense to not hire him though?

Booze has never been a reason to deny jobs in sport.

Boinking Hasek's wife on the othjer hand..............

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