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Wednesday Chat: What will Kyle Dubas do for an encore?

Kyle Dubas is on some kind of roll this summer and I can’t wait to see what’s still up his sleeve

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NHL: New York Islanders at Toronto Maple Leafs Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Okay, let’s do a quick recount of Kyle Dubas’ work since the Leafs were eliminated by Boston in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

  • Been named GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs, one of the youngest General Managers ever
  • Lifted the Calder Cup with a Hulk-like scream of joy after he AGM’d the Marlies to a championship
  • Did an NHL draft that I am now convinced contains at least 3 future hall of famers
  • Did the unthinkable and managed to sign a UFA, still in their prime elite center away from the team that drafted him
  • Traded Matt Martin with no salary retained to the same team that he signed Tavares away from
  • Signed a RHD named Subban (no need to fact check beyond this)
  • Signed approximately [checks calculator] 5.2 billion^67 other AHL and depth players. Sure it was probably mostly Gilman, but who hired Gilman???

What will he do next! I can only assume that Dallas will acquire Karlsson in a trade that is “rumoured” to being close, but then...


...Kyle Dubas picks up the phone, and trades fuckin Zaitsev and a 2nd or something to get Karlsson from Dallas a la Hoffman to San Jose to Florida.



Matt Martin is going back to the Island | by Hardev

Maple Leafs Off-season Game Plan: Post Tavares Edition | by Kevin

Toronto Maple Leafs sign Justin Holl to a two-year contract | by elseldo

Toronto Marlies sign a host of players to AHL contracts | by Katya

Hockey Is Trash... and So Am I: The John Tavares Free Agency Saga | c’est moi

New Maple Leafs Depth Chart | by Katya


Matt Martin trade opens more than cap space as Marlies and Growlers depth takes shape | by Scort Whaler at The Athletic

Adding to the Superteam | by TLN

Breaking the John Tavares signing – MLHS Podcast Ep. 2 | MLHS’ second podcast episode includes a pretty interesting story of how and why they were the first to officially announce that Tavares would sign with Toronto, almost an hour before people like Friedman confirmed it.

RE: The Erik Karlsson trade talks, I want this to be true for two reasons: lol Ottawa NOT getting rid of Ryan’s contract (also rumoured) AND not getting the Stars’ top prospect, AND the prospect they get being Honka, AND him leaving the division. Just... please god, don’t let him go to Tampa as is also rumoured.

Have a happy Monday everyone!


Where do you want Karlsson to be traded?

This poll is closed

  • 24%
    Anywhere that doesn’t rhyme with Grampa May
    (154 votes)
  • 8%
    Dallas but only if they give up Honka and not Heiskanen
    (51 votes)
  • 66%
    [Kyle Dubas smile]
    (412 votes)
617 votes total Vote Now