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Kyle Dubas has reportedly signed a seven-year contract worth around $40 million.
A few days ago, the Pittsburgh Penguins hired Kyle Dubas as President of Hockey Operations, not as GM.

The Pens’ new boss will first have the mandate of appointing his GM, who could well be his puppet

According to Elliotte Friedman, Dubas has signed a huge contract. He’s agreed to seven years with the team, and the contract is in the region of $40 million, no less.

That’s nearly six million dollars a year.

And that would be one of the reasons the Leafs didn’t want to bring him back. They didn’t want to be associated with his former GM for so many years (and with good reason). After all, they’ve learned their lesson, having continued to pay Mike Babcock for several seasons after his dismissal.

Seven years is a long time, especially for a guy in his first year as President of Hockey Operations. In Toronto, he had Brendan Shanahan over him. But in Pittsburgh, he’s really the big boss. And we all agree that the last few years of his contract will be a little tougher. Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang will all be 42 and over, and we can expect some slowing down on their part just the same.

And it’s not as if the Pennsylvania team has a big new crop coming through…

If the seven-year/$40 million contract is true, Dubas would be paid more annually than guys like Igor Shesterkin, Josh Anderson, Phillip Danault and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (who just had a 100+ point season). He would be paid more than 400 NHL players under contract with one team. Only 146 players would make more per year than Dubas. That’s crazy!


– Read before the grand finale.

– Congratulations!

– Really?

– I’d imagine.

– The end of an era.

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