Kyle Dubas – Shanahan’s Choice For Leaf’s GM?

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports “At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.” – Salvador Dali Ladies and gentlemen, I present you with four facts: Brendan Shanahan did not hire Dave Nonis as General Manager (GM) Dave Nonis did not hire Kyle Dubas as assistant GM Kyle Dubas’ ambition...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Analytics the Answer in Toronto?

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports I loved Moneyball. Any film that combines Brad Pitt’s rugged looks with Jonah Hill’s surprising range is bound to be good. Throw in a subtle and under rated performance by the late great Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and you’ve got yourself an Oscar nominee any day of the week folks. I’ve heard the book is great, but I’m a millennial and tend...
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Toronto Maple Leafs Embracing Analytics

#451336652 / “Out with the old and in the new,” seems to be the motto of the Toronto Maple Leafs front office entering the 2014-2015 NHL season. While they have certainly made some moves to shake up their on-ice talent, the biggest changes are coming by way of management within the front office. New president of the team Brendan Shanahan (who has only been president...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Simmons weighs in on Kyle Dubas’ ‘gutsiest’ move and Sheriff…Claude?

The Toronto Sun's Steve Simmons spends a significant portion of his Sunday notebook fighting the anti-advanced stats fight (again). In doing so, however, he does make one astute point about new Maple Leafs assistant GM Kyle Dubas, and it's a point that the "Boy Genius, Master of Advanced Stats" narrative has ignored. Dubas made some very "gusty" calls...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs News: Analytics Master Kyle Dubas the New AGM

It's either a sign of the Apocalypse or merely the 21st century, but the Toronto Maple Leafs have just unabashedly embraced advanced analytics.#165438566 / gettyimages.comI know, I thought Hell would freeze over first too.Kyle Dubas, the 28 year old wunderkind General Manager of the Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds of the OHL, has almost literally gone from rags to riches in terms...
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It's A Young Man's Game: Maple Leafs hire 28-year-old stats man as assistant GM

You can always bank on the Maple Leafs to make the headlines.But instead of blowing another postseason lead or simply missing the playoffs all together, the Leafs are making headlines in a much different way: by way of innovation. New Leafs assistant GM Kyle Dubas (via Tuesday, the Leafs announced the hiring of 28-year-old Kyle Dubas to serve as their assistant general...
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Maple Leafs Hire 28-Year-Old Assistant GM Kyle Dubas In Front Office Shake-Up

Brendan Shanahan is trying to bring moneyball to Toronto. The president of the Toronto Maple Leafs announced the dismissal of Claude Loiselle and Dave Poulin from assistant general manager duties in favor of 28-year-old Kyle Dubas, who is known as the Billy Beane of hockey. “Kyle is a young executive that has made a strong name for himself in hockey with a progressive style, work...
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Maple Leafs Culture Change Officially Underway

TORONTO, On. — When the Toronto Maple Leafs decided to bring in Hall of Famer Brendan Shanahan as its new president of hockey operations, the one statement the three-time Stanley Cup champion made that stood out was his desire to “change the culture in Toronto”, and with the hiring announcement of 28-year-old advanced stats specialist Kyle Dubas on Tuesday, the culture change...
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Leafs Name Kyle Dubas Assistant General Manager

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today the hiring of Kyle Dubas, who served the past three seasons as General Manager of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, as Assistant General Manager to David Nonis. As part of a front office restructuring, the club also announced the departures of Vice President of Hockey Operations Dave Poulin and Vice President and Assistant General Manager Claude...
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The Toronto Maple Leafs Announce Management Changes

from the Toronto Maple Leafs, The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today the hiring of Kyle Dubas, who served the past three seasons as General Manager of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, as Assistant General Manager to David Nonis. As part of a front office restructuring, the club also announced the departures of Vice President of Hockey Operations Dave Poulin and Vice President...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

William Nylander Impresses Brendan Shanahan

from Joe Yerdon at, When the Toronto Maple Leafs selected forward William Nylander with the eighth pick of the 2014 NHL Draft, they felt they were getting a great player. What has surprised the organization is how well Nylander handled being thrust into the spotlight during the team's prospect camp in Toronto. Nylander joined 28 other prospects at MasterCard...
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Brendan Shanahan Met With The Media Today

Brendan Shanahan, President of the Toronto Maple Leafs, talked with the media today from the Leafs' prospect camp. Some of the topics discussed were the prospects and the Leafs' UFA signings.  
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Brendan Shanahan, The Hands-On President

from the Globe and Mail, On Friday afternoon, he spent two hours meeting with the Leafs’ first-round pick, William Nylander, and his father, Michael, reminiscing with a former teammate but also doing some last-minute due diligence. Then, when Saturday’s trade began coming together with the St. Louis Blues for defenceman Roman Polak, Shanahan was in the video room and...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Core Players In Toronto Appear To Be Staying

from Michael Traikos of the National Post, There were rumours that the Florida Panthers wanted James van Riemsdyk in exchange for the No. 1 pick in this weekend’s draft. But the core of the Leafs remains off-limits for now. And help is not necessarily on the way either. According to president Brendan Shanahan, “I don’t think July 1st is ever a great day to rely upon...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The Toronto Maple Leafs expressed interest in Martin Brodeur

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been a fascinating team to follow when it comes to goaltending. The constant debate between Jonathan Bernier and James Reimer was one of the most interesting and dumbfounding situations to follow. To make matters even more intriguing, Toronto GM Brenden Shanahan has confirmed they’ve been interested in Martin Brodeur. Brendan Shanahan just confimed...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

I Wonder How This Conversation Went?

Brendan Shanahan and Brian Burke.     #451386422 /
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Brendan Shanahan Returns To Twitter In Hilarious Fashion

He may lurk in the shadows, but Brendan Shanahan sees your dumb tweets…and he’s not afraid to make you pay. Before Thursday night, Shanahan hadn’t tweeted or retweeted anything since April 7th – four days before he left his position as the NHL’s director of player safety to become president of the Toronto Maple Leafs. But, after an idiotic troll called him out during Game...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Brendan Shanahan On The Leafs Including Phaneuf

from the CP at TSN, "I'm realistic that you can't do everything overnight, that there are 29 other teams that are trying to accomplish the same goal and also covet good players," Shanahan said in a phone interview Wednesday. "No one's going to lay down for us because we're the Toronto Maple Leafs and give us their assets." Shanahan, who...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Keeping Carlyle fine with me

  Last week newly minted Toronto Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan made his first major decision as a member of the club, deciding to keep head coach Randy Carlyle around for two more years. Based off the reaction on Twitter, many Leafs supporters are upset with the move; those same fans were the ones who spent the final month of the season calling for the coach's head...
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Randy Carlyle Still The Coach In Toronto

from Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star, It was less than a month ago Tim Leiweke leaned into a microphone and all but called the Toronto Maple Leafs broken. The CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment said he wasn’t sure they had the right environment, the right people, the right culture. He said making the playoffs two seasons ago clearly masked a deeper problem....
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Randy Carlyle Gets A Contract Extension In Toronto

from the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs management, led by Senior Vice President and General Manager David Nonis with input and support from team president Brendan Shanahan, extended the contract of head coach Randy Carlyle by two years on Thursday after a thorough team review following the end of the 2013-14 season. Nonis announced at the same time that assistant...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Randy Carlyle is probably not going to get fired

So sorry, Leafs fans. Leafs meetings continue in Vegas. The fact Carlyle hasn't been fired to this point indicates he will back for another season on Leafs bench. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May 8, 2014 With Carlyle probably staying put, that can lead one to assume that Dave Nonis’ job is secure. Heck, everyone’s job is secure. It’s unsure what new team president...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs should go big with Babcock

We’ve been hearing the promises for a while now. Change is coming to Leafland. Renovation is pending. And yet, Randy Carlyle is still dangling. So what’s the holdup? Before newly inserted president Brendan Shanahan hauls out his franchise-fixing tool chest he’s been making like a human suggestion box. Word is Shanahan has been holding a series of meetings with players and...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs introduce Shanahan as team president

TORONTO (AP) Brendan Shanahan is officially on the job in the Toronto Maple Leafs' front office.
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Live Stream- Brendan Shanahan/Toronto Maple Leafs Press Conference

The introduction of Brendan Shanahan as the Toronto Maple Leafs president is scheduled to begin at 11:00am ET. You wan watch the stream below... Continue reading "Live Stream- Brendan Shanahan/Toronto Maple Leafs Press Conference"
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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