Odd Decision By Brendan Shanahan that Helps the Penguins and Kyle Dubas

Published June 19, 2023 at 4:04 PM
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Shanahan Makes a Weird Decision...

When the Toronto Maple Leafs hired Brad Treliving as their new General Manager, the Calgary Flames made it clear that Treliving couldn't participate in the draft day activities in Nashville.

This creates a problem for the Leafs because they won't have Treliving's strategic insights during the draft.

However, when the tables turned and Dubas was hired by the Pittsburgh Penguins, Brendan Shanahan, the Leafs' President, made a surprising choice.

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Dubas Gets to Participate at the Draft

Shanahan gave Dubas permission to fully participate in the draft and be involved in the decision-making process.

"ls Kyle Dubas also restricted from partaking in the draft like Brad Treliving? @andrewoprea28

No, the Leafs didn't place any restrictions on Dubas when allowing Pittsburgh to negotiate with him prior to the end of his previous Contract. He's completely untethered.

Unless something changes, Treliving won't be able to physically walk the draft floor or sit at the Leafs draft table in Nashville because the Calgary Flames his previous employer insisted on those conditions in exchange for letting him walk early."


This is a significant advantage for the Penguins. Shanahan could have made it difficult for Dubas and the Pens, but he chose not to.

Do you think Shanahan should be fired?

As seen on Hockey Patrol - Shanahan Makes Confusing Decision to Help Dubas and the Penguins
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