Kyle Dubas, the general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, has stated that he is willing to part with prospects in order to improve his team’s roster. During a 40-minute press conference Dubas seemed to lose his mind several times as he was offended by a mention of the title of the Amazon docuseries that is currently airing this season.
“I’m Dubas I’m not going to get caught up in how the short-term results affect that. It’s about attempting to create a program that will result in a team that performs at a high level every year”, said Dubas. The goal, according to Dubas, is to achieve high performance “year after year” but given the franchise’s er, recent competitive history, he recommended starting with four wins in a single playoff series.
At four games per year, the Maple Leafs have the longest playoff series win drought in Canada. In 1993, Toronto won four games in a playoff series for the first time. The team’s last postseason victory came in 2000, a year prior the current string of four-game wins began. The current winning streak began in 1993.
Not only because of the ongoing global health crises, but also because this year is unlike any other Dubas will likely have as a GM. Given the Leafs’ position atop the all-Canadian division, it’s difficult to believe they’ll be given an easier path to the NHL’s final four.
“In this position, my focus has to be on the long run and building a program that can achieve our goal,” Dubas says. A winning performance in the first round of the playoffs is unavoidable. Fans can only hope that Dubas is aware of this.
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