– Graeme Nichols (@GraemeNichols) April 16, 2023
Knowing that his job is on the line, Dubas has been extremely aggressive on the trade market. He sacrificed two first-round picks and other top picks, as well as Rasmus Sandin, to get his hands on Ryan O’Reilly, Jake McCabe, Sam Lafferty, Erik Gustaffson and Luke Schenn.
A win over the Lightning, however, does not guarantee a return for Dubas and Keefe. Indeed, in the most recent edition of Daily Faceoff Rundown, Framk Seravalli mentioned that there would be a power struggle between Shanahan and Dubas. The latter fight over who has the final say in big field hockey decisions. Most of the time, it’s the former player who has the upper hand.
What’s more, Dubas’ contract expires at the end of this season. With all these questions facing him, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him leave Toronto. A few days ago, his name was linked to the general manager position now vacant in Pittsburgh.
Seravalli adds, however, that another team to keep an eye on is the Ottawa Senators. According to Seravalli, there are more than nine out of 10 chances that Dorion is not “the right man for the job”, and Dubas could be an option to replace him.
Despite the fact that he’s still on the job, there’s no guarantee he’ll still be there next year. The new owners will probably want to hire the person of their choice, and the Franco-Ontarian has done nothing to prove he can build a winning team.
His skills as an evaluator of young talent are excellent. Except that the team hasn’t even come close to making the playoffs in two years, despite the fact that he publicly announced that the rebuild was over and that he got his hands on Claude Giroux, Matt Murray and Alex DeBrincat last summer.
But is Dubas really Ottawa’s answer? Because of his success at a young age and his use of advanced statistics, there has always been a certain fascination surrounding him.
Even in Sault-Sainte-Marie, where he became general manager at the age of 26, his team never made it past the second round of the playoffs. In Toronto, many of the team’s big pieces were already in place when he replaced Lou Lamoriello.
However, it was he who gave John Tavares a monstrous contract, handcuffing the team financially. What’s more, he’s never been able to find a top-notch goaltender and the depth to excel in the playoffs.
In short, if all this really comes to fruition, don’t get too excited.
– We now know the Rocket’s opponent.
– Stephane Leroux (@StephRDSJunior) April 16, 2023
– Field hockey Canada news.
Field hockey Canada regains federal funding. Sports Minister Pascale St-Onge is pleased with the progress made by the federation under the leadership of the new board of directors and its president Hugh Fraser.
– Martin Leclerc (@MLeclerc_Hockey) April 16, 2023
– Another Rays victory.
Rays crush Blue Jays 8-1 https://t.co/sjp8DIQv82
– La Presse Sports (@LaPresse_Sports) April 16, 2023
– Victory for Filip Mesar and the Rangers.
– And for Owen Beck and the Petes.
Finished at OTT #67s 1 #petes 2 – shots shots 29-26 for OTT. Only 3 shots in 3rd period. Too little, too late for @Ottawa67sHockey. Jack Matier broke up Michael Simpson’s shutout with 1:27 to play. Series tied 1-1 vs @PetesOHLhockey. pic.twitter.com/nOlNIadc3J
– jf plante (@jfplante_Droit) April 16, 2023