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Kyle Dubas continues to surround himself with people who've never won a Cup, hires 20-year vet as advisor

Published September 6, 2023 at 9:16
BY JOSH

When Kyle Dubas left the Toronto Maple Leafs rumors swirled that Dubas himself felt he wasn't responsible for the failures of the club. Instead Dubas felt he was handcuffed by management above him. Reports stated that Dubas would sometimes have to wait for approval on certain moves, something that would cost him players.

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.


#pens announce longtime #sjsharks GM and Hockey Hall of Famer Doug Wilson has been hired as senior advisor to Kyle Dubas and hockey operations.


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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Kyle Dubas continues to surround himself with people who've never won a Cup, hires 20-year vet as advisor

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