Will anyone pay for Maple Leafs collapse?

The Leafs bench looks glum during the final seconds of a loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday...

The Leafs bench looks glum during the final seconds of a loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre. (Dave Abel/QMI AGENCY)

LANCE HORNBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:42 PM ET

By now there has been enough TV panning of forlorn Maple Leaf faces on the bench after another bad goal against.

Same goes for coach Randy Carlyle, with that empty gaze of a guy who waits in rush hour for a streetcar home that changes to ‘Short Turn’ at the last second.

General manager Dave Nonis is also caught in his press box perch with alarming frequency when the Leafs barf one up, unable to hide his emotions any longer.

But when the cameras start looking around the ACC for Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment president and CEO Tim Leiweke in the late stages of a loss, then all of the above should be wary. Among the 19,544 who squirmed through Saturday’s big-game letdown against the Winnipeg Jets, it’s Leiweke who can turn rainmaker in a hurry.


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