Kyle Dubas continues to surround himself with people who've never won a Cup, hires 20-year vet as advisor
BY JOSH SEPTEMBER 6, 2023 (9:16)
Since being hired by the Penguins though, Dubas has done nothing but build a similar team to what he had in Toronto. Dubas hired Jason Spezza and reportedly tried to recruit Maple Leafs Assistant General Manager Brandon Pridham as well.
One of the biggest knocks on Dubas during his time in Toronto was his lack of surrounding himself with proven winners. Instead of signing Corey Perry, a proven winner, Dubas opted to sign Joe Thornton. Instead of adding veterans to his coaching staff and management Dubas settled for rookies.
Today Dubas has kept to that trend. Today the Penguins announced that they'd hired former San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson as a special advisor.
While Wilson has had a successful career, he was never able to capture a Stanley Cup and fans immediately began to point that out.
Only time will tell if this works out for the Pens, but if it doesn't it will be entirely on Dubas.
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