Takeaways from the Dubas Interview

Earlier today, Pierre LeBrun of the Athletic interviewed Leafs GM Kyle Dubas at the GM meetings down in Florida. I’m not going to go over the entire thing because it’s a very well done interview by LeBrun, so feel free to check it out here. However, I’ll take a quick look at some of biggest points and takeaways on Dubas and the Leafs.
It isn’t just about analytics for Dubas
It’s been talked about before, but while Dubas has gotten the reputation of being a numbers guy, that could be far from the truth. Now, he certainly uses them a lot more than most, because it is important to look at all the data, and not outright ignore it like some poorly-run teams do. But, he doesn’t rely on just the numbers, he looks at it as a piece of the puzzle.
But in the end, as leaders of the organization, Shanny, myself and Sheldon, we’re trying to inspire these people to be at their best every day. And there’s no algorithm and there’s no computer program that can make you build …

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Author: Scott Maxwell / The Leafs Nation

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