– Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 31, 2023
For the past week, it’s been impossible not to link the Pittsburgh Penguins to Kyle Dubas. He was already a household name when he was with the Maple Leafs… and it’s even worse now that he’s been fired.
But does that absolutely mean it’s going to happen? Does it absolutely mean that Kyle Dubas will jump in with his eyes closed? Not necessarily, no.
In today’s edition of the 32 Thoughts podcast, Elliotte Friedman talked it over with his sidekick Jeff Marek. Which resort? Maybe other teams are in the mix.
Of course, with the Maple Leafs (his old club, anyway) set to name Brad Treliving, there’s no other opening in the NHL.
Does that mean in a different, tailor-made role? Could it be in a role where he wouldn’t necessarily be GM or President? Could it be in Ottawa, a club often linked to Dubas?
It’s impossible to say.
But what we can say is that the file is quite complex. That’s why contrary information is circulating about the former Toronto Maple Leafs GM.
In fact, according to Frank Seravalli, who is also well connected, it’s possible to believe that Dubas would have refused to join the Penguins.
Hear it for yourself. Frank Seravalli seems to insinuate that Kyle Dubas may have turned out the Penguins GM job.
He’s definitely holding out for the #Sens it sounds like, it’s the only other team he’s been connected with.
Kimel ownership potentially? You tell me. pic.twitter.com/SMC1e07TDe
– Nick Dumoulin (@dumoulin_nick) May 31, 2023
He’s not sure enough about it to go to bat with it, but he’s sure enough to talk about it publicly in the conditional tense, which means a lot right now in the file.
After all, he doesn’t talk for nothing.
– Well done.
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– Radio-Canada Sports (@RC_Sports) May 31, 2023
– Another buyout in sight for Ryan Suter?
Cont’d: “… but again, Ryan Suter is a guy who played a lot of minutes for them, he’s Heiskanen’s partner, what are you doing there, how are you replacing those minutes?”
– NHL Watcher (@NHL_Watcher) May 31, 2023
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– It’s not illogical.
– Kevin Weekes (@KevinWeekes) May 31, 2023