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– Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 22, 2023
As you know, things aren’t going well for the Maple Leafs at the moment. The departure of Kyle Dubas has really changed a lot of things within the Queen City organization.
It’s fair to wonder what’s next for the Leafs, but it’s especially fair to wonder what’s next for the man himself. And the subject came up again on Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek’s 32 Thoughts podcast.
And it won’t just yet, given that the Penguins have the OK to talk to him.
By the way, for those who say that Dubas said he had no intention of being GM anywhere but Toronto in 2023-2024, remember that he said that before he was fired. That’s a game-changer.
Dreger on Dubas/Pens: “There’s been a lot of speculation over the last number of days about the possibility of Pittsburgh in some capacity, if not GM maybe president. The Fenway Group is looking for someone young, someone aggressive who has some experience”.
– NHL Watcher (@NHL_Watcher) May 22, 2023
That’s a scenario on the table right now.
However, we’ll have to see how Dubas likes it, as he doesn’t have to accept a job this week. He can wait for another position (like Ottawa) or he can do what he wants.
Jeff Marek spoke to someone who wouldn’t be completely surprised to see him go another way altogether. How about this? He cited the MLB path with the Boston Red Sox since the Fenway Group likes him.
While I think he’ll get the job in Pittsburgh eventually, hold off on sending him links to houses for sale in Pennsylvania.
In a row
Norway beats Canada in a shootout. A great achievement for the Norwegians.
– Grant McCagg (@grantmccagg) May 22, 2023
– He’s not the player he was in Toronto, let’s say.
When he returns to action, there won’t be room for him in the lineup. https://t.co/HhGS3krq2n
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) May 22, 2023
– Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) May 22, 2023
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The pompoms have the panthers logo on the handle
– George Richards (@GeorgeRichards) May 22, 2023