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Kyle Dubas Will not Return as Maple Leafs GM After 2023 NHL Playoff Loss to Panthers

Adam WellsMay 19, 2023Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty ImagesOne week after being eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs in the second round, the Toronto Maple Leafs are making a change at general manager.Toronto announced Friday that Kyle Dubas will not return following the team’s postseason loss to the Florida Panthers:Frank Seravalli Friedman of Hockey

Kyle Dubas Will not Return as Maple Leafs GM After 2023 NHL Playoff Loss to Panthers

Adam WellsCould 19, 2023

TORONTO, ON- MAY 15  - Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Kyle Dubas shows emotion as he answers questions as the Toronto Maple Leafs clean out their lockers and hold season ending interviews after  being eliminated by the Florida Panthers in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs  at Ford Performance Centre in Toronto. May 15, 2023.        (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

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One week after being eradicated from the Stanley Cup playoffs within the second spherical, the Toronto Maple Leafs are making a change at normal supervisor.

Toronto introduced Friday that Kyle Dubas is not going to return following the workforce’s postseason loss to the Florida Panthers:

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Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night time in Canada beforehand reported that Dubas wasn’t anticipated to return.

Nick Kypreos of the Toronto Star reported Thursday that Dubas was “sitting” on an extension provide from the Maple Leafs price round $4 million per season and included entry to an organization jet.

Chatting with reporters at an end-of-season press convention Tuesday, Dubas defined his thought course of about doubtlessly persevering with on in his position with Toronto.

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“It requires me to have a full household dialogue,” he mentioned. “My household is a vastly essential a part of what I do. For me to decide to something with out having a fuller understanding of what this 12 months took (out of) them … it is in all probability unfair for me to reply the place I am at. We’ve not been capable of have these full discussions but, but it surely was a really laborious 12 months on them.”

Dubas additionally mentioned if he did not return to the Maple Leafs, it would not be for a job with one other membership instantly: “It’s going to both be right here or it will be taking time to recalibrate (and) mirror on the seasons right here. However you will not see me subsequent week pop up elsewhere.”

After beginning his profession as a participant agent, Dubas moved into the entrance workplace when he was employed as normal supervisor of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds within the Ontario Hockey League in 2011.

The Maple Leafs introduced in Dubas as their assistant normal supervisor in July 2014. He was promoted to the overall supervisor’s chair in Could 2018 following Lou Lamoriello’s firing.

Toronto made the playoffs yearly underneath Dubas. The franchise has had its two greatest seasons by regular-season points in every of the previous two years, together with a club-record 115 factors in 2021-22.

Regardless of their success within the common season, the Maple Leafs have struggled within the postseason. This 12 months marked the primary time they superior to the second spherical since 2012-13.

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