SUN Hockey Pool

Departing Tim Leiweke's ride with MLSE was anything but dull

MLSE chief Tim Leiweke says he will be leaving the company next June or sooner, if a replacement is...

MLSE chief Tim Leiweke says he will be leaving the company next June or sooner, if a replacement is found. (Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun)

STEVE SIMMONS, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:14 PM ET

Toronto will miss Tim Leiweke.

All that noise. All that brashness. All that loud and stirring hyperbole.

He came into town and into Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment like a hurricane, blowing in all directions, sound and fury, disrupting everything, forcing change, leaving little in its previous format. And, frankly, not caring who or what got in his way.

He has been part-executive, part-runaway train, part-whirling dervish, all in a reasonably short time as chief executive officer of the largest sporting company in Canada and one of the largest in the world. And now, after a few days of he-said, he-said denials and mistruths, we know he is leaving.

He’s ready to depart.

MLSE is ready to show him the door.


Videos

Photos