Insider suggests who the Maple Leafs could target for their General Manager role

Published May 21, 2023 at 10:44

The Toronto Maple Leafs parted ways with General Manager Kyle Dubas on Friday and are now looking to fill the vacancy, with plenty of candidates out there.

According to TSN's Darren Dreger, he thinks former Calgary Flames General Manager Brad Treliving 'jumps off the page' as a potential replacement in Toronto for Kyle Dubas.

"Brad Treliving jumps off the page for me, and the reason is look at the heavy lifting he had to do and grenades he had to juggle as GM of the Flames and some of it wasn't pretty, but he did admirable work." Dreger said.

Dreger went on to mention that he doesn't expect the Maple Leafs to hire another first-time General Manager. So the assumption is that someone with experience, such as Brad Treliving, would be at the top of Brendan Shanahan's list.

"I find it hard to believe that the Maple Leafs will go back to another first time General Manager." Dreger added.

Treliving, 53, and the Flames parted ways just over a month ago after spending nine seasons as their General Manager, five seasons in which they made the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Treliving's deteriorating relationship with Darryl Sutter was reportedly part of the reason for his departure, according to Elliotte Friedman. Two weeks after Treliving left the Flames, the organization decided to fire Darryl Sutter.

The Maple Leafs are going to do their due diligence on the open market to see what options are available to them, but it's hard to imagine a scenario where Brad Treliving isn't a top target for the Brendan Shanahan and MLSE.

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Insider suggests who the Maple Leafs could target for their General Manager role

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