Toronto Maple Leafs basic supervisor Kyle Dubas stated Wednesday that president Brendan Shanahan won’t renew his contract this summer season.
Dubas is getting into the ultimate 5 years of his contract as basic supervisor, and the Maple Leafs have made the playoffs within the earlier 4 years however didn’t win a spherical.
“This group preaches accountability. My place isn’t any completely different. I absolutely anticipate to see my contract by means of 5 years,” Dubas stated Wednesday. “I absolutely settle for that we did not do it on the finish of the season. Anyway, I might reasonably have been credited all through.”
“I do know it isn’t going to be a distraction as a result of I am not going to be distracted by it,” Dubas added of spending this season with an expiring contract.
The Maple Leafs had a career-best 115 factors final season, their first in 82 video games underneath head coach Sheldon Keefe. The crew completed second within the Atlantic Division behind the Florida Panthers and misplaced to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Sport 7 of their first spherical sequence.
There isn’t a Sandin in Leaf Camp
The Maple Leafs are opening coaching camp and not using a free agent Rasmus Sandinwho remains to be unsigned.
“We wish him right here,” Dubas stated of the quarterback “… and we hope he will get right here as quickly as doable.”
22-year-old Sandin scored 5 objectives and 16 factors in 51 video games final season. He didn’t play within the postseason.
At the least six weeks away from sports activities hernia surgical procedure, Sandin may very well be given an additional push to signal defenseman Timothy Liljegren, who Liljegren signed to a two-year, $2.8 million deal as a restricted free agent earlier this summer season.