The gambles that didn’t pay off for the Leafs this season, and one that did

Around these parts everyone is still in season postmortem mode and will be for a little while longer until we can see the light at the end of the tunnel that is the entry draft. There’s been a lot to cover, mainly regarding the questions about the coach, and how this roster is going to look next season while facing down a cap crunch, some RFA decisions, and a notable departure in Jake Gardiner.
There’s a lot to look forward to.
But looking back, there are some risks Kyle Dubas took in his first season as the Leafs’ sole GM that perhaps don’t look so good in hindsight. This isn’t meant as a hard swipe at management or anything; You take calculated risks, sometimes they work out and sometimes they don’t – that’s essentially what managing a sports club is all about. The process matters most, and I think the Leafs are fine in that regard. You get lucky or you get unlucky, and you try as much as you can to take luck out of it or make your own, however you want to see it. Hopefully diving in to a few of these …

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Author: Ryan Fancey / The Leafs Nation

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