Thats exactly what you get, when you are hiring guys in suits that don't love the sport nor have any passion for tradition. I also like their team but parts of the fanbase and ownership is just arrogant. This guy basically wants to erase a part of the tradition their, what an awful awful thing to do. It is hard for me to imagine players liking this at all.
Can you imagine if this were done in Det?
You think Holland gets some s*** now, imagine if the first thing he did was plan a parade and take down the Howe statue?
In Leiweke's opinion, expecting success is a key component to achieving it. That's why he has already planned out a Maple Leafs Stanley Cup Championship parade, via the Washington Post:
"I have it planned out and it's going to be fantastic," Leiweke said yesterday in his first interview since taking over the Toronto-based sports group, which owns the city's National Hockey League franchise, as well as the Raptors basketball team and Major League Soccer's Toronto FC. While employees at MLSE were a little shocked he mentioned winning the Stanley Cup so soon after starting the job on June 3, Leiweke said the company has to focus on results. If you can all dream about that and get that in your mind, we'll have something we're all driven toward," he said he told them.