TSN: Brendan Shanahan lays out his aspect of issues how issues played out this week on why the Toronto Maple Leafs moved on GM Kyle Dubas.
** NHLRumors.com transcription
“I’d say when, after, whereas watching Kyle’s press, I believe at that time there was a shift in my pondering. At that second, a dramatic shift in my pondering as I drove residence that evening, that as Kyle expressed, he won’t need to be our GM and I’ve to take that very significantly.
As I had stated to him the day earlier than, I understood these emotions, and the strain, and the strain that gamers are underneath, strain that administration, coaches, members of the family are underneath. But it was a really actual risk for me at that time that I’d be needing to look someplace else.
As a part of my job, that’s what I started to do whereas nonetheless hoping that Kyle and I may come to some kind of a decision. What I’d stated then is, in the subsequent few days I didn’t get any extra readability. Tuesday, Wednesday. Tuesday, Kyle and I didn’t meet privately. On Wednesday we did meet privately and we mentioned this once more for a very long time. I had in all probability extra questions than solutions and I didn’t have readability.
It additional made me really feel that there’s a robust risk that, that rightfully, anybody’s proper to take action. He won’t need to be the General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. So, my focus then once more continued towards the path of, “What do we look like next year with a different general manager?”
To Thursday, the subsequent day, Kyle had stated that his agent was going to name me and that he would attain out to me as properly. I received a name in the afternoon from his agent. Basically, a brand new monetary bundle was offered to me by the agent. The dialog was temporary. I didn’t hear from Kyle all through the day.
I went residence and simply earlier than meal time I received an e mail from Kyle saying that he did need to be the GM of the Maple Leafs. At that time I’ve to, if I’m being sincere, I used to be, I had gotten to a special place about how I felt about the way forward for the Toronto Maple Leafs and what was greatest. As arduous because it was and as arduous as it’s to make a big change to someone that you’re near and have been working with for 9 years.
Even although I used to be offered with, properly, a spot had risen inside the contract standing, however nonetheless, the e mail that I acquired from Kyle, I simply felt in a different way. And I felt that the long-term way forward for the Maple Leafs might need to alter.”
Following elimination, each the Leafs and Kyle Dubas seemingly wished to get a brand new deal carried out.
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