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Brad Treliving may not be the right man for Toronto
The Leafs are continuing their search for a trusted new general manager.

Right now, Brad Treliving seems to have the edge as the favourite for the position that has been vacant for almost a week now… And you have to wonder if the choice makes sense.

After all, as Mathias Brunet noted in a recent text, Treliving has made some questionable decisions in recent years. He’s offered big contracts to James Neal, Blake Coleman, Jonas Hiller, Mason Raymond and Troy Brouwer, all of which are failures as of today.

He let Matthew Tkachuk go in exchange for (among others) Jonathan Huberdeau and MacKenzie Weegar, a deal clearly in the Florida Panthers’ favor at the moment…

He was unable to retain the services of Johnny Gaudreau…

He traded Sam Bennett, who has since turned into a very good player with the Panthers…

Anyway… You can see where I’m going with this.

For me, the sentence that catches me the most in Mathias Brunet’s text is when the journalist shares the following statistic:

This club has also cracked the NHL top 15 only twice in nine seasons. – Mathias Brunet

Do the Leafs, an organization that thrives on success on the ice, have the luxury of hiring a man whose track record as an NHL GM leaves much to be desired?

I agree that no GM is perfect, and it’s true that they all make mistakes from time to time.

They’re human, after all. If they had been robots…

No. Leave it at that, I’m not getting into that today. Hehe.

Seriously, it’s more the whole of his time in Calgary that leaves doubt in people’s minds. I’m not saying he’s not qualified for the job, and I’m not saying the Leafs will be biting their fingers for a long time if Treliving manages to land the job in Toronto…

But I think you really have to ask yourself if the “fit” is there.

On the other side of the coin, we know that there are huge changes in store for the team, and maybe that’s where Treliving could have some success, if we know he’s not afraid of making big moves.

As a reminder, Treliving will be in the Queen City this week for an in-person interview with the Leafs. That alone gives some indication that the club is really interested in his services.


– It’s so well deserved. He’s been really impressive with the Remparts lately.

– They’re beautiful to watch go.

– Hihi.

– The Americans are off to the semi-finals at the CDM.

– Félix Auger-Aliassime must withdraw from the Lyon omnium.

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