The Toronto Maple Leafs realized at a certain point in time that they have a lot of money to spend, and taken to the practice of hire front office personnel from other junior and professional teams, presumably by offering them more money than their competitors.
Large Club Toronto Maple Leafs stole for himself Edmonton Scout Robert Nordmark. He is part of the NHL giant’s transformation during the summer. “Toronto is the hockey Mecca and it is a challenge to work for them,” says Nordmark.
Nordmark played from 1987-91 in the NHL with the St. Louis Blues and the Vancouver Canucks, and had been scouting for Edmonton since 2009.
It’s no guarantee that money was the deciding factor in (reportedly) luring Nordmark to Toronto, but it’s likely to have played a sizeable part in the transfer, seeing as Nordmark was offered a new contract with the Oilers but declined. Stolen might not be the right word, but “Large Club Toronto Maple Leafs” does have a certain ring to it.