Peddie Era Continues To Linger Like A Bad Smell
Old 06-12-2008, 09:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Peddie Era Continues To Linger Like A Bad Smell

Although this article by Damien Cox from the Star mostly pertains to the Leafs and their current state, Peddie's presence and influence (or lack their of) with the Raptors franchise has no doubt had an impact as well. Is it safe to say that Colangelo's hiring by Peddie and the MLSE bought him a little more time with the MLSE board of directors? Or if not, what gives then? Why on earth would the board of directors keep someone as incompetent as Peddie on as CEO and president seeing how he's done nothing but be consistent with mediocrity for so long with respect to both the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Raptors?

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After 41 years of losing, the Maple Leafs have concluded after a five-month search that there is not a single person out there qualified and available to run their glorious hockey operation.

Nobody in the entire hockey universe.

So they've decided to make it 42 years and look again next summer.

Apparently, they're in no hurry.

Five years ago, of course, it was quite acceptable for Richard Peddie to wait until late August to hire a complete novice, John Ferguson, as general manager.

Today? Suddenly, only the very best will do. Conn Smythe himself might not qualify.

This is the idiocy you get when Peddie is allowed to lead a professional sports franchise, the idiocy that once enveloped the NBA Raptors before Bryan Colangelo was hired and Peddie was told to never again show his face in the basketball operations room.

So while the headlines today will note the fact that Cliff Fletcher will be GM of the Leafs through the 2008-09 season oh gosh, aren't we all shocked? the truly important news is that Peddie will remain as team president.

Like a bad odour, you just can't make this guy go away.
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The reason why Peddie is still around is because he's a financial mastermind. He knows how to make money. Problem is, he wants to have a say in the operations of the basketball and hockey franchises. MLSE should have fired this clown a long time ago, but they're too enamoured with money to do so.
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The reason why Peddie is still around is because he's a financial mastermind. He knows how to make money. Problem is, he wants to have a say in the operations of the basketball and hockey franchises. MLSE should have fired this clown a long time ago, but they're too enamoured with money to do so.
OK, I get that Hoops, but building a successful franchise(s) will only make them more money in the long run and knowing the immense fan support for both the Raptors and Leafs I don't think either franchise are at financial risk (especially the Leafs.. albeit they offer their players horrendous contracts) if he and the MLSE take a few more risks themselves.
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Peddie is an idiot...

dont ur emember that press conference with flethcher and peddie mouthing his speech like Fletcher was a puppet....

and picking up ron wilson...poor guy is gonna get eaten alive...

we need a competent team president...BRING SCOTTIE BOWMAN!
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I totally agree Doc that Peddie could still be in the financial operations, but upper management has to tell Peddie that his act is wearing thin and to fuck off.
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Peddie is an idiot...

dont ur emember that press conference with flethcher and peddie mouthing his speech like Fletcher was a puppet....

and picking up ron wilson...poor guy is gonna get eaten alive...

we need a competent team president...BRING SCOTTIE BOWMAN!
I don't believe Wilson is going to get eaten alive. He's not a fuckin moron like Maurice who said they were going to make the playoffs. He's a realist. He already came out and said that he doesn't expect Toronto to make the NHL playoffs for at leasta couple of seasons. The Leafs are years away from doing that. They have to build up the minor league system and everyone knows this.

They're going in the right direction. The next thing is to grab Brian Burke when he becomes available.
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what do you expect...Toronto leafs game arent for general public anymore...tickets are marginally much higher compared to even 5 years ago...attendance is high regardless...MLSE is happy...fans are pissed the fuck off
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I actually think a corporate structure, like a board of directors is the underlying problem, because their first responsibility is the shareholders. That's the first part of the problem. The second part is the lunacy of the maple leaf fan base, and the transfusion of people's blood from the normal and rational, iron heavy and healthy red, to the symptomatic blue and white and its ensuing propensity to shell out large amounts of cash to see medicority at its finest.
Combine the two, a governing structure obsessed with making lots of money, and a fan base with lots of money who'll hand it over because of a medical and psychological deficiency, and a guy like Peddie makes sense. He's the glue.
Until ownership changes or the fanbase seaks medical attention this trend will continue for the foreseeable future.
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The Leafs are the New York Knicks of the NHL. Alot of Prestige,Money but no clue on how to run the organization. They take one step forward (hiring Wilson),then two steps back (Not hiring a GM). I stopped watching this joke of a Team shortly after they came back from the lock out.I almost rout for them to lose these days.Sad considering i've been a leaf fan since the age of 4!

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