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MLSE 'clueless.' 'gutless' when it comes to Raptors

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07:03 AM ET 04.24 | While the NBA's second season rolls on, in Toronto, April is again the offseason. [Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment] continues to dither, leaving both Bryan Colangelo and by extension Dwane Casey in limbo when so much can be done at this point of the off-season, even in the absence of games not being played. Perception and profit are the two guiding forces behind this faceless and completely clueless ownership group and a board that borders on the gutless. What's sad is how irrelevant the Raptors have become, how incompletely inconsequential this franchise has evolved into, one that only gets national exposure down south when a game gets cancelled with horrific consequences.

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Dwane Casey, US Presswire Dwane Casey, US Presswire
April 24, 2013  07:27 AM ET

Toronto Sun=NY Post Irrelevant with readers in Toronto.

April 24, 2013  08:09 AM ET

Why should MLSE be any different with the Raptors than they are with the Leafs?

April 24, 2013  08:27 AM ET
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Why should MLSE be any different with the Raptors than they are with the Leafs?

Until the Leafs are done in the playoffs, the Raptors will be a rumor... if that.

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April 24, 2013  08:48 AM ET
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Late June then? :)

For you... I would hope so.

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April 24, 2013  09:41 AM ET
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NBA basketball will never sell in Canada. It's still a hockey country and will always be so.

You're not too bright are you? Look at the attendance figures for the Raptors. Even the article says that attendance is high, yet the product sucks.

That's the problem. The organization is run by a bunch of monkeys who don't know what they are doing and don't care, so long as their is money coming in... winning be damned.

April 24, 2013  09:48 AM ET

Time To Get The Puck Out Of There, Bros?

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April 24, 2013  11:33 AM ET

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April 24, 2013  11:34 AM ET

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April 24, 2013  12:27 PM ET

....just wait for the influx of Canadians in the next 3 drafts, including #1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins... and a qualification for the 2016 Olympics. Basketball in Canada has been overlooked by a country of hockey fans but it's on the rise.

April 24, 2013  01:52 PM ET
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NBA basketball will never sell in Canada. It's still a hockey country and will always be so.

You are right, Toronto is a small market.

April 24, 2013  04:36 PM ET

Places like San Antonio and Oklahoma City have proven that if a franchise builds a winner, they will also gain support. In this economy, who wants to pay $100. for a Raptors ticket?

April 24, 2013  06:19 PM ET

$100 is a bargain compared to $200 the Leafs charge.

 
April 26, 2013  01:16 PM ET

This is a hobby to Canadians. You can not come South 1/2 stepping and think you're going to get RESPECT. Trade what you don't want & pay for that which you do, that's the ONLY formula when constructing a WINNER. Then, after you win, you won't have to go looking for talent, talent will find you.

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