i would argue otherwise, well actually i don't know what they make but MLSE is owned by Bell and Rogers (two telecommunications rivals) but Bell sinks most of its money into hockey coverage with TSN. Rogers on the other hand owns the Blue jays solely to themselves and have suddenly become the hottest ticket in town now and the haven't even played a game yet. I bet Bell is pissed but Rogers must be laughing, they get to take advantage of the lockout by investing more into the jays (and get more fans) while still holding control of the cash cow that it the Leafs. Also MLSE owns the Building IIRC and has another team that uses the ACC (where the leafs play)
Originally Posted by tomcat
Long story short, The leafs wont be losing nearly as much money as some other teams with less fortunate owners.
As for the draft question, every team gets 3 balls. One ball is taken away if a team has made the playoffs in the last three years (one max) and the same happens if a team has picked first in the same time period. I made a post going into further detail about where each team ranked. Interestingly, the pens had the 1st overall pick in 2003 (MA Fleury) but i don`t think that counted because they got that pick from Florida. Whatever it was rigged anyway...