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03-23-2011, 07:40 PM
Darren Thompson has a “crazy dream” to buy the Toronto Maple Leafs — and he’s recruiting Canadians from coast to coast to help him make it a reality.

When he heard that the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan plans to sell its 66 per cent stake in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, the 35-year-old Alberta man built a website to build community support.

Thompson grew up playing hockey on the pond near his New Brunswick home. He relocated to Leduc, Alta., just south of Edmonton, a decade ago.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to own a professional sports team, and being a good Canadian, that professional sports team should be a hockey team,” Thompson said. “I believe there’s enough people out there to truly and honestly do this.”

The plan is simple: Thompson would take a $1,000 investment from one million Canadians — and supporters have already pegged more than $1 million to the project.


Here's his site: http://owntheleafs.com/

That would be a nice change in ownership wouldn't it? *dreams

Ossington Mental Youth
03-23-2011, 07:43 PM
sorry man, i cant think of a worse set of owners, this team would be out of business in no time. dont get me wrong, theres alot of things MLSE can do better but trying to get people to agree would be like herding cats

03-23-2011, 07:51 PM

03-23-2011, 07:55 PM
Oops my bad, lock 'er up mods.

03-23-2011, 07:57 PM
I'd pay $1000 to say I was part owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs. What a life accomplishment. In a heart beat.