Chris Johnston: “Brendan Shanahan phoned each of the Leafs top players to share the news about Kyle Dubas.
Those players came away from those conversations under the belief that Shanahan’s intentions are to bring the entire core 4 back.”
– birky (@b1rky) May 22, 2023
Ah, the Maple Leafs… We thought they were done with controversy and disappointment after eliminating the Lightning in the first round of the playoffs.
Now that Toronto’s season is over, it’s time for an interesting off-season. Kyle Dubas is no longer the GM there, Auston Matthews is the talk of the town and the future of the Core Four is increasingly uncertain.
If Shanahan wants to keep his Core Four, maybe the new GM won’t have a say and it will be in the hiring criteria… According to Pierre LeBrun, former Flames GM Brad Treliving would be an ideal candidate.
After all, he spent nine years as GM with Calgary and knows all about Canadian pressure. LeBrun also wonders if Brandon Pridham, assistant GM of the Leafs, could become the next boss. The guy knows the job, but in Shanahan’s eyes, he may not be ready yet.
One thing’s for sure: the next GM will have his work cut out for him, and some big decisions to make.
Don Cherry (the team’s next head coach?) is also of the opinion that the team should keep its four players. After all, this is a competitive league and you shouldn’t give up on 26-year-old players.
Don Cherry is saying the leafs shouldn’t blow it up and not give up on players 26 years old. He also wants to bring back Dubas pic.twitter.com/LHgcNbKWx5
– Keith (@Torontosports00) May 16, 2023
Cherry has exactly the same mentality as the president, then. He won’t be hired, though…
– He impressed.
Logan Mailloux’s quest for maturity https://t.co/hoHdlgNbsy
– Radio-Canada Sports (@RC_Sports) May 23, 2023
– A name to watch.
2023 NHL Draft prospect profile: Riley Heidt is an underrated playmakerhttps://t.co/QR1Oo85Z4R
– Eyes On The Prize (@HabsEOTP) May 23, 2023
– Two possible sweeps in the Association Finals.
Miami is 1 win away.
– NBA (@NBA) May 23, 2023
BREAKING: Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is unsure if he’ll be with team when 2023-24 season starts in fall and retirement is under consideration, league sources tell @NBAonTNT, @BleacherReport. https://t.co/7M3WuEzwOL
– Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) May 23, 2023