Well, well, well. Look who's smart for not changing their name.

Folks, the Toronto Maple Leafs may be for sale and a pension plan is very interested. Okay, it's just a part of the Maple Leafs. Larry Tanenbaum, who owns 25% of Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment, is reportedly selling all or part of his share to OMERS.

Maple Leafs, Raptors Parent Nears Stake Sale at $8B Valuation
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment chairman Larry Tanenbaum is close to selling a share of his MLSE holdings to OMERS—a pension plan for 540,000 Ontario municipal employees—at an enterprise valu…

OMERS is the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, a pension program for, well, Municipal Employees.

It would be a great investment for OMERS, the valuation of MLSE from the above Sportico article is around $8 billion. Now, it won't grow as large as the teachers saw. When MLSE was formed in 1996 they bought 49% of the business for about $45 million. When they sold to Bell & Rogers, they made $1.32 billion.

Not a bad investment. Let's not talk about their venture into Crypto, however.

So, this would be a welcome sale. Of course, OMERS is a bigger name owner than the Bell pension plan that is current an owner. Yeah. Bet you didn't know our name was always relevant.

Elsewhere in the new, the Hockey Hall of Fame inductees were named for 2023.

HHOF | 2023 Induction Press Releases
Hockey Hall of Fame Induction 2023 press releases.

Ken Hitchcock and Pierre Lacroix were named as builders.

Tom Barrasso, Henrik Lunqvist, Mike Vernon, and Pierre Turgeon were named in the men's slots.

Caroline Ouellette and [pass] were named for the women's available slots.

Notable in his absence was noted USSR defector Alexander Mogilny.

Alex Mogilny once again snubbed by Hockey Hall of Fame
The ex-Canucks winger changed the game by defecting from the Soviet Union and was one of the elite right wingers in the NHL in the 1990s.

How he's been ignored since his eligibility is amazing. It's anti-Leafs bias, I say.

Lucky for them they have a handy excuse this year. Explain the past decade.

A bunch of people I've never heard of will be at the NHL Awards in Nashville

2023 NHL Awards presenters include Rinne, Rucker, Yearwood
The National Hockey League (NHL) today announced a lineup of hockey stars, country music artists and entertainers that will serve as presenters for the 2023 NHL Awards™ on Monday, June 26.

The NHL won't raise the cap more than one player.

The Hershey Bears (Washington Capitals) defeated the Coachella Valley Firebirds (Seattle Kraken) in overtime last night to win the Calder Cup.

Finally, a trip far, far, far, from home to find a very small, but loyal, hockey community.


Enjoy your day everyone!