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Toronto Maple Leafs Rumored to Be Considering Termination of Brendan Shanahan and Kyle Dubas

Some Toronto journalists naturally feel the need to pump up their tales for the most clicks in order to add to the wide range of Leafs post-mortem directions. Howard Berger is currently making the rounds for absurd and unfounded allegations that the Maple Leafs will fire Kyle Dubas and Brendan Shanahan this offseason.

The team’s approach throughout the previous four seasons, specifically the philosophy of keeping the core players together despite recurrent postseason failure, can be attributed primarily to those two executives. Although it’s possible that the front office could undergo some changes, Berger boldly declares that both executives will be fired in his article without providing any evidence for his statements.

Brendan Shanahan is still under contract for the upcoming season, but General Manager Kyle Dubas isn’t, and the repeated postseason failure obviously raises questions of his job security, despite being one of the winningest front offices in Leafs history.

The situation is probably rather fluid in reality. Given the significant deals that Matthews and Nylander will be up for negotiation this offseason, no insiders are aware of the Leafs’ current strategy. If the team decides a major trade is the best path forward, or retaining the core players is needed, continuity in the GM role would be ideal for a consequential off-season.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don't compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of "it's just a game" and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it's a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: iburdetskiy@hookedonhockey.com and let's talk some hockey!
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