Toronto Maple Leafs for Sale: A List of Potential New Owners

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Toronto Maple Leafs for Sale: A List of Potential New Owners
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This past week, it was announced that the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan is looking into selling their majority stake in the Toronto Maple Leafs ownership. While it is no sure thing that the Leafs will be sold, it is more than likely that the Leafs will have new ownership by the time next season rolls around.

A lot of people of said that the Maple Leafs owners don't care about winning, and spend their time counting their money. I believe that is only partially true. Larry Tanenbaum, a minority owner for the Leafs, most likely wants to win. It has been the OTPP that has caused the misconception, and by the Leafs ridding themselves of the OTPP, the misconception should disappear.

This opens up the question that some Leafs fans have been asking themselves: Who could buy Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment and improve the Leafs? Whoever it is, he could very well appear as the savior of the Leafs, but if success didn't happen soon he would find himself in the same mess the teachers are in now.

Could the buyer be a communications company that has been rumored in the Toronto Star? What about someone who is already part of the Leafs ownership? Maybe it will be someone who Gary Bettman doesn't really like. Then again, someone we're not expecting could come out of the woodwork and make the OTPP an offer they can't refuse.

Without further ado, let's start the slideshow.

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