One wonders if this was part of Kyle Dubas’ thinking this week → https://t.co/39x2MRcRTV
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) May 20, 2023
The loss in five short games to the Florida Panthers clearly hasn’t been digested by Toronto fans, but also by president Brendan Shanahan, who incidentally controlled a lot more than we thought.
So it was clear that a major housecleaning could occur at any time in Toronto, and that’s what happened earlier this week, as we learned that Kyle Dubas was no longer the Maple Leafs’ general manager.
This is just the beginning of a major shake-up, but it’s still a big deal considering Dubas had been there for just over five years.
In fact, according to Fox’s report, he has heard from one of his sources that Kyle Dubas is waiting for Ottawa.
Quick Shifts: Early names pop up in Maple Leafs’ urgent search for experienced GM | Chicago has cleared the decks around Connor Bedard | Fired coaches want back in | Maple Leafs should have more cap-friendly forwards + 8 more NHL things https://t.co/VCwWCBAKzA pic.twitter.com/Ioc1so0bvE
– luke fox (@lukefoxjukebox) May 20, 2023
That’s what Fox reports in one of his recent articles, and let’s just say it’s a bombshell if it’s indeed true.
A source told Sportsnet’s Luke Fox that Kyle Dubas is “waiting for Ottawa.” #GoSensGo
Dubas’ future is unknown after leaving Toronto. He spoke to spending time with his family, but rumours linking him to Ottawa have been swindling for some time. The timing is admittedly perfect. pic.twitter.com/bG3xCtNZ0R
– Everyday Sens (@EverydaySens) May 21, 2023
You’re probably thinking that this is impossible, as the position of general manager is already held by Pierre Dorion.
But who’s to say this is the position Dubas is waiting for?
In a gust
Ilya Kovalchuk’s wife Nikol summits Mount Everest, has now climbed four of Earth’s highest peaks
– RMNB (@rmnb) May 21, 2023
– They’re unstoppable.
The Panthers move to 9-1 in the playoffs since losing to Boston game 4 of the first round. Bob is on another planet, Tkachuk is a man possessed and the cats feel like a team of destiny.
– Ryan Whitney (@ryanwhitney6) May 21, 2023
– Ouch that’s harsh.
Bailey announced on Friday that he is part of the Neko Sparks bid to buy the Senators. It is believed that all four bidders – Andlauer, the Kimel brothers, Apostolopoulos and Sparks remain in the running.
– Wayne Scanlan (@HockeyScanner) May 21, 2023
– This was a crucial game for the Caps.
This Date @Capitals History
May 21, 2018: Facing elimination at home, #Caps beat #Lightning 3-0 in GM6 of East Final. Given the stakes, not a stretch to suggest it was the best, most-complete game the #Capitals played in Ovechkin Era
– Ben Raby (@BenRaby31) May 21, 2023
– Rybakina champion.