The Toronto Maple Leafs have formally introduced that normal supervisor Kyle Dubas won’t be returning to the workforce subsequent season. Having completed up his last season below contract, Dubas will probably take a while away from the NHL and the Leafs will get right down to enterprise as they seek for somebody to take over the function, changing arguably the most profitable supervisor in latest membership historical past.
President and Alternate Governor Brendan Shanahan plans to deal with the media at 3:30 PM Friday however he’s already launched an announcement through the Maple Leafs’ PR Department. In it, he notes, “…the club has decided to part ways with their GM. Dubas’s contract is set to expire on June 30 and he will not return as Toronto’s General Manager next season.” Shanahan additionally mentioned, “I would like to thank Kyle for his unwavering dedication over these last nine seasons with the organization, including his last give as General Manager. Kyle fostered a great culture within our dressing room and staff, and consistently pushed to make our team better season after season.” He concluded with, “We wish Kyle and his family the best moving forward and thank him for his valuable contributions.”
Dubas will solely be out of the recreation as lengthy as he chooses to be as groups will line as much as supply him administration roles, ought to he need to come again subsequent season. The playoff success for the Maple Leafs didn’t come, nevertheless it’s laborious to argue in opposition to the success he discovered with a workforce that he always reshaped round a core 4 of Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, John Tavares, and William Nylander. He set franchise information for factors in a season and he wasn’t afraid to wheel and deal, utilizing the wage cap as a weapon along with his right-hand man Brandon Pridham serving to out.
The questions now might be if Dubas pops up anyplace in the close to future and who the Maple Leafs will rent to interchange him.
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