On the fallout in the Maple Leafs front office. And what comes next @TheAthletichttps://t.co/Cr9QCK0kQv
– James Mirtle (@mirtle) May 20, 2023
And it could have changed the club’s playoff run.
According to some sources, he also imposed certain transactions on his GM in order, in his opinion, to move the club forward. Dubas didn’t always agree with his boss, of course.
What’s interesting in all this is that Shanahan liked the format in the first place. After all, he’s the boss, and he was the one who decided what was going on in broad strokes.
But you’d have to think Dubas wasn’t comfortable – and that justified his hesitation at this week’s press conference.
s calls . Because he probably felt a little taken. Because he probably didn’t like being told what to do
There’s a rumor that Dubas was asking for carte blanche on his next contract – in addition to the money. It makes sense considering the facts we’ve just discussed… and it forces us to wonder if he’ll want to be the #1 field hockey operations guy in a future job.
Among those believed to have got 2nd RD interviews for Pens GM job include Eric Tulsky, Dan MacKinnon, Steve Greeley, Jason Karmanos and Matthieu Darche.
Still a fluid process.
And there’s the question of whether or not Kyle Dubas would have a change of heart if Pitt called…
– Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) May 20, 2023
Remember that it was this week that Shanahan decided to change direction and fire the team. Did this happen in response to Dubas’ demands? Logically, yes.
We’ll probably never know what really justified the change.
forces me to wonder about what’s going to happen next. Why do you wonder? Because Shanahan said that an experienced GM would probably be prioritized next.