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OT: Wayne Gretzky may become MLSE CEO?

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OT: Wayne Gretzky may become MLSE CEO? 

Post#1 » by Loopy » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:24 am

From what I've read Rogers/Bell have been trying to straighten things out at MLSE and put a system in place with more accountability. As a result they've been searching hard from someone with credibility to become the face of MLSE.

From the Fan: There have been preliminary talks with Gretzky and so far they've been positive.

Just putting it out there so you know what to expect soon.

Not sure what the implications for the Raptors would be though.
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Re: OT: Wayne Gretzky may become MLSE President 

Post#2 » by mirrornick » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:25 am

Is this a joke?
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Re: OT: Wayne Gretzky may become MLSE President 

Post#3 » by david5773 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:26 am

Of the leafs

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Gretzky next Prez. of the Leafs? There is a buzz...
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Re: OT: Wayne Gretzky may become MLSE President 

Post#4 » by Loopy » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:30 am

We'll find out either way....think its for the Leafs or MLSE.


The remake of MLSE is expected to come from the top down. After former MLSE CEO Richard Peddie announced his retirement and Teachers completed the sale of its stake, MLSE began to search for a new person to run the business. Mr. Anselmi, who is president and chief operating officer, is the face of the organization for now, but the search for a CEO remains active, a source close to the board said.
“Obviously, I would aspire to the CEO title,” Mr. Anselmi said. “Who the CEO is, is the most important decision any board makes. They have the right to test me and see if I’m the right guy.”

For Rogers and BCE, the choice of the next CEO is important. The surest way to ensure their investment pays off is to build winners.


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Re: OT: Wayne Gretzky may become MLSE President 

Post#5 » by C_Money » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:34 am

He probably knows just as much about basketball as all the other MLSE guys. Which is nothing.
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Re: OT: Wayne Gretzky may become MLSE President 

Post#6 » by Jack_Hardstrong » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:36 am

The franchise is saved. Thank you Stephen Harper!
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Re: OT: Wayne Gretzky may become MLSE CEO 

Post#7 » by ATLTimekeeper » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:40 am

I was listening a bit earlier in the day, but Bob, Damien Cox and Kypreos were only speculating about the next Leaf president. They suggested the thing entirely.
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Re: OT: Wayne Gretzky may become MLSE CEO 

Post#8 » by ZKS_STAL » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:41 am

Hope he can lace 'em up for the Buds!
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Re: OT: Wayne Gretzky may become MLSE CEO 

Post#9 » by VSharms » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:43 am

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Re: OT: Wayne Gretzky may become MLSE CEO 

Post#10 » by whoknows » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:44 am

He is equivalent to MJ, both on the floor and management...
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Re: OT: Wayne Gretzky may become MLSE CEO 

Post#11 » by Homer Jay » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:45 am

Fire Everyone! Get the big broom out, Wayne! Bring in Marty McSorely and Dave Semenko to handle those who won't go quietly! (BC)
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Re: OT: Wayne Gretzky may become MLSE CEO? 

Post#12 » by bill russell » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:54 am

this is ridiculous. not going to happen.
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Post#13 » by ZKS_STAL » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:55 am

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Re: OT: Wayne Gretzky may become MLSE CEO? 

Post#14 » by carlosey » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:56 am

They are really looking to put recognizable/marketeable names to the brand it seems. I predict both Leafs and Raps to go on trigger happy mode over the next year.
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Re: OT: Wayne Gretzky may become MLSE CEO 

Post#15 » by prelude00 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:01 am

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Re: OT: Wayne Gretzky may become MLSE CEO? 

Post#16 » by ForeverTFC » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:01 am

It would go against what they have been looking for. Word is that so far the new ownership has approached:

Bob Nicholson - President of Hockey Canada
Someone within the Canadiens organization (name slips my mind.)
Ivan Fecan - CEO of CTV

Word is that all three have turned it down, so maybe a change of direction?
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Re: OT: Wayne Gretzky may become MLSE CEO 

Post#17 » by ZKS_STAL » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:04 am

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Re: OT: Wayne Gretzky may become MLSE CEO? 

Post#20 » by BC4CB4 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:15 am

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