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REPORT: Maple Leafs Kyle Dubas possibly losing his job?

Published September 19, 2022 at 2:20 PM
BY RYAN
It's been 18 years since the Toronto Maple Leafs have won a playoff series, and during this 18 year span, we've seen 6 different General Managers for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

John Ferguson Jr: - 2003-2008
Cliff Fletcher: (interim) Jan 2008 - Novemeber 2008
Brian Burke: 2008 - Jan 2013
Dave Nonis: 2013 - April 2015
Lou Lamoriello: July 2015 - April 2018
Kyle Dubas: May 2018 - Present

All lasted 5 years or less, and Dubas is about to enter his 5th season with the Maple Leafs and during his time, he has more playoff appearances than any other of these General Managers listed below, but still no success in the playoffs to show for it.

After losing in the 1st round four consecutive years, it seems like the Maple Leafs might be finally getting rid of Dubas, like fans have been begging for for years.


Jonas Seigel of the Athletic reported that here has been absolutely zero conversations between the Maple Leafs and Kyle Dubas about an extension to his contract.

The team that Dubas put together last regular season was — by far — the best in franchise history. The 2021-22 Leafs piled up 115 points — 10 points more than the previous franchise record-holder from the 2017-18 season. That team lost in the first round of the playoffs again, but by a goal in Game 7 to the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions.

Dubas' last two regular-season teams rank first and second in franchise history by points percentage.

We saw the Maple Leafs do barely anything to address their depth ranks on forward and defence, and intend on putting their hopes on two goaltenders who have been castoffs from other teams in Matt Murray and Ilya Samsonov after letting fan favourite Jack Campbell walk in free agency.

Will Dubas stick to his usual plan he has been doing these past few years this season or will be go into this season with a more urgent mentality and make some big moves to improve their roster?

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REPORT: Maple Leafs Kyle Dubas possibly losing his job?

Will this be Dubas' final season?

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