It’s been one year - what exactly has Kyle Dubas done?

Bobby Cappuccino
July 22 2015 05:49PM

On July 22, 2014, the Toronto Maple Leafs fired good hockey people Claude Loiselle and Dave Poulin and hired the inexperienced Kyle Dubas. Many bloggers and tweeters praised the move and said it was the beginning of a new era, and showed that Brendan Shanahan was thinking outside the box with the kind of people he was bringing in. 

But sometimes there’s a reason it’s called “outside the box”. 

In the last 365 days, what has Kyle Dubas even done?

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How has an organizational shift changed the Leafs prospect camp?

Bobby Cappuccino
July 08 2015 07:11PM

When an organization like the Leafs undergoes a major overhaul from top to bottom, there are big headlines that come with it. The hiring of future management superstar Kyle Dubas. The hiring of one of the best coaches in hockey. Having an exceptional, potentially franchise-altering draft. Trading your best player to change the culture. 

Those are the things that create good PR, that signal to most fans that change is occurring, and it’s for the better. But franchise and culture shock doesn’t stop there. It continues throughout every facet of the organization. 

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Movers and Shakers: Penguins interested in Kessel

Bobby Cappuccino
June 25 2015 01:07PM

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We have a match! A team that is on Kessel’s trade list is apparently interested in the scoring winger, according to Damien Cox. That team? The Pittsburgh Penguins, who have been looking for talent that can actually play with Crosby or Malkin.

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Movers And Shakers - San Jose a fit for Phaneuf?

Bobby Cappuccino
June 24 2015 02:18PM

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It's well known that Dion Phaneuf is one of the players that the Leafs would like to trade this offseason, even though Mike Babcock is a "fan" of him. After the Red Wings suddenly became uninterested in Phaneuf, potential suitors have been a little harder to identify. But in a recent James Mirtle piece, he believes that the San Jose Sharks could be a fit:

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The First and Probably Last TLN Mock(ery) Draft

Bobby Cappuccino
June 22 2015 12:37PM

All NHL teams have draft tendencies, also known as "flaws". That’s why Yakov Mironov and I got together to do our very own #exclusive mock draft, a vision of what the 2015 NHL Entry Draft would look like if every team showed their "tendencies" on the same day. 

Yakov and I were each randomly assigned 15 of the teams. Any trades that occurred had to be between a team that he had and a team that I had. 

What followed was an insane, hard to follow night that featured several trades. Oh and a bunch of picks that were either strange, bad, or both. 

There are no draft winners this year. Only losers. Each team gets an F-. 


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