The Toronto Maple Leafs have made a new hire, inking the now former G.M. of the OHL Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Kyle Dubas. The club's new assistant general manager, Dubas is just 28 and was hailed by Leaf G.M. Dave Nonis as an "innovative thinker."
Toronto Maple Leaf fans are waiting to see if coach Randy Carlyle will join the Nashville Predators now former-coach, Barry Trotz, and be fired. There's been no word but new Leaf president, Brendan Shanahan, spoke about the coach he inherited.
The Toronto Maple Leafs ended a disastrous run — they lost 12 of their final 14 — and a disastrous season, going out with hardly a whimper in Ottawa against the Senators Saturday night. The Leafs were again outshot, this time 37-29.
Much as their Canadian brethren to the west have done it appears the Toronto Maple Leafs are going to name a former player as their team president. There are some differences between Brendan Shanahan and Trevor Linden, but many similarities.
For Toronto fans who watched the lackluster Leafs go through the motions against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday the bubble has burst. The Leafs have been outscored 18-5 their last three games and nothing suggests it will change anytime soon.
The new Toronto Maple Leafs GM, one day into his tenure, fueled speculation that the next big news to come from the Leafs may indeed be a trade for Roberto Luongo. Speaking on Hockey Night in Canada Radio he said without goaltending teams struggle.
Some of them are destined to head back to the AHL, but of the 7 Toronto Marlies called up to the Toronto Maple Leafs camp, some will stick. They include 1 goalie, 4 defensemen and 2 forwards, with all but one having NHL experience.
There's no need for a recitation of the NHL deeds of Roberto Luongo, even before coming to the Canucks the gold-medal goalie was an all-star. But he has a flaw and it's one that, with the lockout now over, may prevent him from being traded this season.
Let us forget about providing links and not bother with a quote and accept as fact that Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke has stated unequivocally his team will acquire a veteran goalie. Both he and Dave Nonis have said as much, and that is that.
Canucks GM Mike Gillis is talking openly to the media about his efforts to trade goalie Roberto Luongo and says he has multiple teams bidding. But the number doesn't matter, in the end it's gotta be the Leafs.