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Afternoon Line- Kyle Dubas

Dubas on the Leafs' identity: "Still in formation. It’s not a finished product by any stretch and we’re still trying to get there. What we’re aiming to get toward is a team built on speed, built on talent, creativity, but also tenacious when we don’t have the puck."

"We want to shift it away from questions to the established Stanley Cup-winning players of what do the Leafs need to do, to here’s what they are and here’s what we can expect. And we’re right there. I think it’s on us to get there for sure."

via Terry Koshan tweets who has more from Dubas.

added 3:06pm, video of Dubas talking with the media can be viewed below.

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Dubas on the Leafs’ identity: “Still in formation

Mr. Dubas will have a bright career in politics when this gig is done

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 11/14/19 at 01:29 PM ET

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Mr. Dubas will have a bright career in politics when this gig is done

I think that is job 1B of working in Leafs management - knowing how to smooth the media.

Posted by TreKronor on 11/14/19 at 01:44 PM ET

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True

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 11/14/19 at 02:19 PM ET

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Mr. Dubas will have a bright career in politics when this gig is done

Because he says obviously true things that any functioning human with half a brain can understand?

Anyone who watched the Leafs’ this off-season and thought the team was going to be a cohesive whole with a brand-new identity after 20 games doesn’t understand hockey very well.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 11/14/19 at 03:50 PM ET

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Maybe if you asked their opponents off the record a common
answer might be that they already have an identity:

Top-heavy and one-dimensional speed and skill, with too many
young forwards who are already paid like stars and superstars before they’ve won anything or even learned how to sacrifice and play a team game enough to get through one playoff round. Or maybe their identity is that they’re not built for that style of play no matter how many times the coach preaches it. Hit them hard and no one says a word or hits hard back.

I seriously felt for Hyman and Kadri against Boston last Spring because they
were badly outnumbered trying to push back and play a physical game.

Posted by lefty.30 on 11/14/19 at 08:20 PM ET

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Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 11/14/19 at 03:50 PM ET

You’re a very angry man, Char Dee smile

But I get it, because they are year 4 into the Babcock era and they still need to make lame excuses for the mediocre Leafs

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 11/15/19 at 09:28 AM ET

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