Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas: More Conservative Than You Think

Is the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Kyle Dubas playing It safer than other NHL general managers when it comes to signing players? Maple Leafs’ general manager Dubas is constantly critiqued for signing big-money contracts. And that’s true for players he believes are essential to the Maple Leafs’ future. However, Dubas also resists some contracts that he

What the Maple Leafs Might Be Learning about Expiring Contracts

The recent trade between the Calgary Flames and the Florida Panthers, where Matthew Tkachuk was traded for Jonathan Huberdeau, suggests that teams are happy enough to get rid of players who only have one year left on their expiring contracts. That’s particularly true of winning teams. Better to have a player signed for seven years