Here’s the latest on the Kyle Dubas front in the Penguins’ GM search. https://t.co/0pYK0vs5ea
– Taylor Haase (@TaylorHaasePGH) May 24, 2023
In the last few days, we’ve learned that the Maple Leafs have given the Pittburgh Penguins permission to talk to Kyle Dubas. The recently fired former GM is currently unemployed.
Right now in the NHL, only the Penguins and Maple Leafs are in need of a GM, and it seems that Pittsburgh is very, very interested in the former Toronto man’s candidacy.
It’s a rumour that has refused to die for months.
And let’s just say that, at the moment, nothing seems to stop the rumours. And why is that? Because, according to Taylor Haase, who covers the Penguins, Dubas is in Pittsburgh and has even met Sidney Crosby.
Let’s not forget that the GM said he didn’t want to be anywhere but Toronto last week. But that was BEFORE he was fired, which changes everything.
So it’s only natural to see him looking elsewhere, and clearly, the Penguins seem to really like him.
The feeling I get is that the Dubas (i.e., the family) have to decide whether it’s a good idea to dive straight back into the lion’s den right now.
If so, you’d think Crosby would be happy. After all, Dubas has an excellent reputation in the NHL, which will help the club move on after a… er… special regime.
After all, as we now know, Ron Hextall and Brian Burke didn’t exactly run the club like a master.
A behind the scenes look at the final, chaotic days of the Ron Hextall era: https://t.co/M30FcdQX4n
– Josh Yohe (@JoshYohe_PGH) May 24, 2023
I really feel that if Dubas is in Pittsburgh so quickly, it’s because he doesn’t necessarily need to think about it for too long. He certainly doesn’t need a time-out to come to his senses.
– Speaking of Dubas.
Tough to write as often as I’d like during the playoffs, but here are 18 Thoughts:https://t.co/jP7qRrOobs
– Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 24, 2023
Dallas’ Max Domi has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for Slashing against Vegas’ Mark Stone.
– NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) May 24, 2023
– Good news.
Coach Maurice confirms captain Sasha Barkov will play tonight in Game 4.
– Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) May 24, 2023
– Jakob Pelletier is happy to count on Jonathan Huberdeau. [BPM Sports]
– It’s expected.
**Keep an eye 👁️ on**
This Offseason will be the Summer of the Coaches, Management, and Goalies.
Tons of movement on and off the ice around the @NHL. @espn @NHLNetwork @TSNHockey @DKSportsbook #HockeyTwitter
– Kevin Weekes (@KevinWeekes) May 24, 2023