Former Maple Leafs Players Show Kyle Dubas Did A Bad Job In Toronto

Graham Montgomery
March 30, 2024  (8:58)

Former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas in attendance at a Leafs game
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While Kyle Dubas was general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs many players came through the system. Several have gone on to prove the team wrong for trading or not re-signing them, making Dubas look bad.

The most famous example of this has got to be Zach Hyman. The winger played in a somewhat prominent position on the Leafs, but he was never given the opportunity he's gotten in Edmonton. The Oilers winger just hit a new career high as he past the rare 50-goal mark earlier this month.
Zach Hyman has hit 50 goals on the season! And here's how it affected the Leafs... 😅 #SDP

#LetsGoOilers #LeafsForever
Hyman leaving the Leafs makes Dubas look particularly bad because he recently revealed that he never wanted to leave the Leafs. Hyman is far from the only former Leaf to be exceeding expectations with his new team.
Another former Leaf is Seattle's Jared McCann, whom the Leafs lost after they exposed him the 2021 expansion draft. McCann has gone on to reach new highs with the Kraken. He leads the team in scoring this year with 27 goals and 58 points.
Our key @SeattleKraken player to watch tonight is Jared McCann. Canner enters tomorrow's leading the Kraken in scoring. He has recorded 32 points in his last 30 games, recording eight multi-point efforts during that span.

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#SeaKraken #JaredMcCann
Perhaps one of the most surprising former Leafs to be having a great season is Kings forward Trevor Moore. The Leafs traded him after he didn't put up good results with the team in a relatively limited role. He developed into a serious depth contributor for the Kings over the past few seasons, but this year he's taken another big step forward as he leads the team in goals.
Trevor Moore leads the #LAKings in goals. 26 down, 4 to go.

That is all. #GoKingsGo
If Kyle Dubas had let some of these players stay, the Leafs could be in a very different position today. Hopefully, he does not lead the Penguins down the same path.