Friday 32 Thoughts playoff reaction and news pod. Links to your preferred platform, here: https://t.co/io7Mr1QEpm Enjoy!
– Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 26, 2023
The case of Kyle Dubas is complex. After all, the man who didn’t want to be a GM anywhere but Toronto found himself, by force of circumstance, forced to review his priorities. And why? Because he’s since been fired.
But it’s not official yet.
But that’s not all. In fact, there’s a part of Dubas that’s still waiting to see what happens with the Ottawa Senators in the next few days.
Having said that, it’s safe to assume that Dubas is focusing his energies on the Penguins at the moment, given the way things are going in Ottawa (which is progressing slowly and awfully well) and the fact that time is running out in Pittsburgh.
More alarming details surfacing about the Neko Sparks-led bid to buy the #Sens. Sources say within the last 24 hours, the “Sparks Finance Group” is still soliciting funding.
“This is somewhat of an urgent matter,” the Sparks Group wrote to prospective investors.
– Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) May 26, 2023
A few days ago, he talked about the Penguins’ interest in Darche, and this morning, he’s the only name mentioned among the candidates who aren’t Kyle Dubas.
So it’s logical to think that if Dubas doesn’t take the job, Mathieu Darche could inherit it. At the moment, he seems to be well regarded by the Fenway Group.
If Dubas hadn’t been fired, Darche might already be with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Who knows?
ICYMI: The aftermath of Kyle Dubas’ dismissal from the Leafs: “I’m in mourning right now.“https://t.co/WFCKfzuMFh
– Jonas Siegel (@jonassiegel) May 26, 2023
I wonder if Dubas would like to be president of field hockey operations and hire a Mathieu Darche-like candidate as GM – on the advice of the Fenway Group, which obviously holds the Quebecer in high esteem.
And if so, I wonder if Darche would accept or if he’d choose to stay with Julien BriseBois in Tampa, where he has good responsibilities.
It would be interesting to see Darche appointed to Pittsburgh. After Daniel Brière in Philadelphia, this would mean that the two finalists for the Canadiens’ GM position (won by Kent Hughes) would be in Pennsylvania.
Jordan Staal: “I don’t plan on going anywhere.”
Says he’s confident a deal gets done.
– Ryan Henkel (@RyanHenkel_) May 26, 2023
– That would be crazy.
In the modern era, no junior league has won four@CHLMemorialCupsin a row.
The Remparts are ready to take on Olen Zellweger and the Kamloops Blazers. https://t.co/8te0u844Wg
– Mikaël Lalancette (@MikLalancette) May 26, 2023
– What a player.
Pavelski’s career is amazing!
– 7th-round pick in 2003
– first 60-point season at age 26
– first 70-point season at age 29
– personal best 81 points at age 37
– active player leader in playoff goals#Stars #NHL #NHLhttps://t.co/KttMmgUwFz
– La Poche Bleue (@lapochebleue) May 26, 2023
– Dominic Paquet has an expensive field hockey card. [HF]
– To be continued.