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The New GM For The Toronto Maple Leafs

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

Kyle Dubas is the new general manager of the Maple Leafs. That is a surprise to no one. His appointment came out of a first-among-equals front office battle with fellow assistant general manager Mark Hunter.

Dubas holds the big chair now. He won the only vote that mattered — the determination of club president, Brendan Shanahan.

Hunter, clearly disappointed at finishing second in a two-horse race, isn’t saying whether he’s staying or going with the Leafs. Neither Shanahan nor Dubas were clear about Hunter’s future in the front office, which is, to say the least, slightly troubling.

Dubas looks like a general manager, sounds like a general manager, is young and authoritative and occasionally just vague enough to be well suited for the frenetic job in the busiest hockey market on the planet. His appointment comes with Lou Lamoriello being slid into a position of consultant, assuming he stays with the Leafs, and Hunter being in this state of unspoken limbo, as the Leafs most regarded hockey man, assuming he stays. There are some broad assumptions here.

Today, the Leafs front office can be described as deeper and stronger and more vastly experienced than most in the NHL.

Today.

read on, also included Toronto Raptors talk who fired their coach yesterday...

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