Meet Len Barrie
"What you see is what you get. I call a spade a spade, and if you don't like it, who cares? I have lots of friends."
At first, people called him crazy. Now, those I talk to back home are saying they can't wait to get to Bear Mountain on their next getaway. NHLers invested in the project include Ray Whitney, Mike Sillinger, Rob Blake, Gary Roberts, Greg Adams, Joe Nieuwendyk, Matt Pettinger, Mike Vernon, Rob Niedermayer, Ryan Smyth, Scott Mellanby, Sean Burke and Trevor Kidd.
In short, Barrie's young, brash and doesn't mind taking chances.
I think you can glean a certain amount of perspective on his attitude toward NHL ownership duties from that description.