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Cult Of Personality: Anselmi Thinks Clash Of Styles Led To New Leafs Owners Firing Burke
Published January 11, 2013
LEAFS' LAMENT: In Toronto, Damien Cox writes Maple Leafs fans should "lament the ridiculous way in which this was done." Cox: "Lament the way this perennially underachieving organization, even with new ownership in place, talks about winning and then proceeds in a manner that is about anything but winning." This is the "first really big sports decision undertaken" by the Bell-Rogers partnership, and not only was it "done in such a way that should make Leaf fans very worried, it may also be an indication why this corporate partnership of media rivals is destined not to last" (TORONTO STAR, 1/11). The GLOBE & MAIL's David Shoalts writes under the header, "Tanenbaum Left To Do The Dirty Work For MLSE Board." MLSE Chair Larry Tanenbaum last summer was "congratulated for cutting himself quite a deal" regarding the sale of the team, but he currently must be "wondering what he got himself into" (GLOBE & MAIL, 1/11).
DOG DAYS OF WINTER: In Toronto, Michele Henry writes shortly after Burke was let go, Air Canada Centre's staff "removed the sign over his eponymous hotdog stand." Henry: "Bye bye Burkie's Dog House. Hello, The Dog House." MLSE Dir of Corporate Communications Rajani Kamath said that is what the "popular hot dog stand will be rebranded" (TORONTO STAR, 1/11).