Kyle Dubas Takes a Shot at the City of Toronto, Showing no Respect

Published June 24, 2023 at 1:47 PM
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A New Chapter for Kyle Dubas in Pittsburgh

After spending nine long years in Toronto's hockey scene, Kyle Dubas, the freshly appointed President of Hockey Operations for Pittsburgh, surprisingly expresses a stronger affinity for his new city.

A Candid Media Interaction

During a recent press briefing, Dubas faced an interesting question regarding the difference between his experience in Toronto and his fresh start in Pittsburgh. His response, particularly his favorable sentiments towards Pittsburgh, caught some by surprise.

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It's a great city, said Dubas, speaking about Toronto. But here feels like home.

Controversial Statement Sparks Discussion

While it was expected that Dubas would praise his new role and its associated city during the press interaction, his statement implying that Pittsburgh feels more like home than Toronto raised some speculation.

Critics suggest this could either reflect his lack of satisfaction with his time in Toronto or possibly insincerity.

A Look at Dubas's Hockey Journey

Dubas's roots trace back to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, geographically not too distant from Toronto. He began his hockey management career as the General Manager of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, progressing to the GM of the Toronto Marlies and later the assistant GM for the Leafs.

He assumed the position of Toronto's General Manager in 2017. Considering this extensive connection with Toronto, his prompt connection with Pittsburgh, barely a month into his role, speaks volumes about his new city.

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