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Kyle Dubas of the Pittsburgh Penguins

New Pittsburgh Penguins President Kyle Dubas reflects on his final press conference with the...

In his introductory press conference as the new President of Hockey Operations of the Penguins, former Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas discussed his decision...
Brendan Shanahan, Toronto Maple Leafs President

Brendan Shanahan on Kyle Dubas joining the Pittsburgh Penguins: “I fully endorse Kyle… I...

In Brad Treliving's introductory press conference, Brendan Shanahan discussed the hiring of his new GM and the announcement of Kyle Dubas joining the Pittsburgh...
Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs

Kyle Dubas issues statement: “I will not get into specifics of what I consider...

On Tuesday morning, Kyle Dubas issued a statement on Twitter addressing his departure from the Maple Leafs organization. While I understand there is interest surrounding...
Toronto Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan

Brendan Shanahan on the week leading up to Kyle Dubas’ departure: “I thought there...

After announcing GM Kyle Dubas' departure from the organization earlier today, Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan addressed the media to discuss the timeline of...
Kyle Dubas, Brendan Shanahan, Toronto Maple Leafs

Kyle Dubas will not return as GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs

In somewhat surprising news, the Toronto Maple Leafs will not renew the contract of (former) GM Kyle Dubas. Hired on July 22, 2014, Dubas was...
Kyle Dubas, Maple Leafs

Kyle Dubas on whether he would consider a change to the core if he...

At the Maple Leafs' end-of-season media availability, Kyle Dubas addressed his uncertain future as GM of the team and whether he would consider trading...
Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe

Sheldon Keefe on Kyle Dubas’ expiring contract: “I am hopeful that it gets worked...

At the Maple Leafs' end-of-season media availability, Sheldon Keefe addressed the reasons for a disappointing second-round series versus Florida, his faith in the team's...
Mitch Marner, Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Auston Matthews on whether he sees himself as a Leaf long term: “My intention...

At the Maple Leafs' end-of-season media availability, Auston Matthews discussed the team's disappointing end to the playoffs, his contract status, and whether Toronto is...
Luke Schenn, Toronto Maple Leafs

Luke Schenn: “I have been a part of a lot of organizations… There is...

At the Maple Leafs' end-of-season media availability, Luke Schenn discussed his time in Toronto since the trade deadline and his desire to remain a...
Morgan Rielly, Toronto Maple Leafs

Morgan Rielly on Kyle Dubas’ uncertain future in Toronto: “I think the world of...

At the Maple Leafs' end-of-season media availability, Morgan Rielly discussed the team's disappointing end to the playoffs, Kyle Dubas' expiring contract, and his abiding...

John Tavares on whether he would consider waiving his No-Movement Clause if asked: “I...

At the Maple Leafs' end-of-season media availability, captain John Tavares discussed the disappointing end to the playoffs, the changes coming in the organization this...
Ryan O'Reilly, Toronto Maple Leafs

Ryan O’Reilly reflects on the Leafs’ series loss to Florida: “They were more physical...

At the Maple Leafs' end-of-season media availability, Ryan O'Reilly discussed the disappointing end to the playoffs, his short time in Toronto, and his future...
Paul Maurice, Florida Panthers

Paul Maurice Post Game, Panthers 3 vs. Leafs 2: “Sheldon Keefe is a phenomenal...

Paul Maurice addressed the media after his team's Eastern Conference semifinal series victory over the Maple Leafs. On whether he could sense the pressure on...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs post game

Sheldon Keefe Post Game, Panthers 3 vs. Leafs 2: “This is a missed opportunity...

Sheldon Keefe addressed the media after his team's second-round playoff exit at the hands of the Florida Panthers. On the difference in the series: For me,...
Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs vs. Panthers Game 5

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Florida Panthers – Round 2, Game 5 – Preview &...

"We are overdue to have a really solid 60-minute effort on home ice." - Sheldon Keefe Entering Game 5, the Maple Leafs are also overdue to...
Paul Maurice, Florida Panthers

Paul Maurice on the Panthers’ road success in the playoffs: “We are not selling...

On an off day on Thursday, Paul Maurice discussed the latest on Ryan Lomberg's injury recovery, whether his team is thinking back to Boston...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs practice

Sheldon Keefe on the momentum of the series vs. Florida: “If we get one...

On an off-day on Thursday, Sheldon Keefe discussed the plan in net for Game 5, Matthew Knies' status, and whether the pressure is starting...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs post game

Sheldon Keefe Post Game, Leafs 2 vs. Panthers 1: “It was our best effort...

Sheldon Keefe addressed the media after his team's Game 4 win over the Florida Panthers in the Eastern Conference semifinals. On the team's increased urgency: From...
Paul Maurice, Florida Panthers

Paul Maurice Post Game, Leafs 2 vs. Panthers 1: “It wasn’t so fabulous of...

Paul Maurice addressed the media after his team's 2-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series. On...
Auston Matthews & Mitch Marner, Maple Leafs vs. Panthers Game 4

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Florida Panthers – Round 2, Game 4 – Preview &...

A mere 10 days removed from the euphoria of the curse-breaking series victory over Tampa, the Maple Leafs shockingly find themselves in a do-or-die...

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