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...
Jim Ralph: BY GAWD THAT’S KYLE DUBAS’ MUSIC!
...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.
I BELIEVE THIS WILL HAPPEN!
ONTO THE LINKS!
Matt Martin is going back to the Island | by Hardev
New Maple Leafs Depth Chart | by Katya
FROM AROUND THE INTERWEBS!
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.
Talks on going between Dallas and Senators ... Senators focusing on Miro Heiskanen third overall to Dallas last year, one source suggested. Dallas would rather give up Julius Honka, 14th overall in 2014. Played 42 games with Stars last season. Stay tuned.— Chris Stevenson (@CJ_Stevenson) July 4, 2018
Have a happy Monday everyone!
Where do you want Karlsson to be traded?
This poll is closed
Anywhere that doesn’t rhyme with Grampa May
Dallas but only if they give up Honka and not Heiskanen
[Kyle Dubas smile]