I realize it would be tough to schedule in April-June because of the Blue Jays, but the Maple Leafs would create a monster home-ice advantage (not to mention make a fortune) for booking SkyDome for playoff games. Hell, Toronto is one of the few places where they could do it regularly for regular season games; just drop the SkyCurtain to cut it down to a slightly more intimate 30-35,000 people like they used to do for Raptors games.
Let's put this in the plainest terms possible: Darryl Strawberry has no business instructing anybody about anything. He has never done a thing in his life to warrant a position of guidance. Not on the field. Not off the field.-- David Vescey, si.com
Mario's threats are real but right now he's just posturing for the best deal from the city. And it seems to be working; they've already dropped their request of the Pens' contribution to the arena from $4.1 million per year for 30 years to $1.6.