Jun 19, 2012, 10:26 PM EDT
The NHL’s Board of Governors met in Las Vegas today. One of the first announcements might just rank as a formality: the Toronto Maple Leafs’ sale was unanimously approved.
In case you need a refresher, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board decided to sell its interest in the team to media company Rogers. It seemed like that story sort of went away for a while – probably because it was more or less a “done deal” – but now it looks like the ink is nearly dry.
It will be interesting to see if the Maple Leafs’ higher-level changes trickle down to the side that affects hockey a bit more directly. GM Brian Burke was more or less given a vote of confidence, yet Bob McKenzie subtly inserted a caveat that an ownership change could just alter that situation. The Maple Leafs hold the No. 5 pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, so perhaps that will be “change” enough for the new owners.
For now, at least.
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- Report: Leafs sign Franson to one year, $3.3 million deal 8
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- Babcock fires back over allegations that free agents avoid him (77)
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- NBC Sports to air over 100 NHL regular-season games in 2014-15 (68)
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