Report: Dubas wanted more money and control

Published May 19, 2023 at 9:38 PM

With the bombshell that Kyle Dubas and the Toronto Maple Leafs parted ways in the sense that his contract was not renewed, there has been more information released behind the reasoning for the split, and it may or may not shock anyone.

According to reports Kyle Dubas was looking for a deal in the neighbourhood of $6-7 million a season and full control while the team was only willing to offer him 4 million a season. Dubas and Brendan Shanahan had been speaking back and forth however Shanahan knew after hearing what Dubas had to say during his stand-alone press conference that it was time to move in a different direction.

While this has come as a shock to many, and may leave a bad taste in some mouths, the average length of time a National Hockey League general manager stays at the helm is approximately five and a half years and although Dubas made some phenomenal decisions, he made some equally as disappointing ones as well.

Nobody knows for certain which direction Shanahan and Co. will want to go in next, however, it may be advisable to bring in someone who possesses completely different qualities than Dubas did. But then again, there is no exact recipe for success.
May 19   |   333 answers
Report: Dubas wanted more money and control

Was Kyle Dubas in the right to ask for more money and control?

Yes, he deserves it5917.7 %
No, he hasn't won anything27482.3 %
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