Kyle Dubas issues his first comment after being terminated by the Toronto Maple Leafs, takes shot at Brendan Shanahan

Published May 23, 2023 at 10:28

On Friday afternoon the Toronto Maple Leafs released the news that they had opted to relieve Kyle Dubas of his General Manager duties. The decision came as a surprise to many, especially as it had been reported that the organization had offered him a 5-year contract just the day before. Now days after being terminated, Dubas has finally released his first comment on the situation.

Dubas took to Twitter this morning to share his first thought.

While I understand there is interest surrounding the circumstances of my departure, I will not get into the specifics of what I consider to be reasonable and consistent but private discussions. In the days that felt needed to assess and evaluate my own view to the future, both with respect to the necessary direction of the Club and ensuring that had the full support of my family for what knew would be required in the off- season and years to follow, the organization, as is their right to do, decided to go in a different direction.

In the nine seasons since being afforded the opportunity to work in the National Hockey League for the Toronto Maple Leafs, we have had the chance to learn a lot and have grown significantly through the ups and downs. We have watched our family double in size while developing meaningful relationships which will last a lifetime. It was an honour to be able to work in such an inspiring place, with dedicated, loyal people and an extremely passionate fan base. The impact of that and the relationships with all of the people at MLSE, from the board of directors through to the ushers at Scotiabank Arena, will forever hold a dear place in our hearts. To the players, coaches and staff at the facility each day, past and present, thank you for your passion and commitment at every step of the journey together. It was a tremendous pleasure to work alongside you each day. We will roll from here.

It's clear that Dubas feels that the information shared by Shanahan crossed some lines when he shared what he considered details of private conversations. Since being terminated Dubas has already been linked to both the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators, so it will be interesting to see how he approaches his hockey future, but it's clear his time in the league isn't over.
May 23   |   2010 answers
Kyle Dubas issues his first comment after being terminated by the Toronto Maple Leafs, takes shot at Brendan Shanahan

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