The timeline of events that led to Kyle Dubas’ firing from the Maple Leafs, plus the questions that remain

Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan sat at the podium inside Scotiabank Arena, and for 11 minutes, told his side of the story which led to the firing of Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas on Friday.
To say this was a bombshell of a press conference would still be an understatement nearly 24 hours later. Though as I read the quotes from Shanahan over and over again, I am still left thinking: “How did something like this get ruined so quickly?”
Below is the full timeline of events. I want to preface this by saying this is all on the account of Shanahan. Multiple reporters have reached out to Dubas for comment, but he’s elected to stay quiet, saying: “There will be a time and a place for that,” per TSN Insider Pierre LeBrun.
Summer of 2022: Shanahan told Dubas that he wouldn’t be offered a contract heading into the final year of his current deal. The hope from Shanahan was that, “after being judged for that full five years of his contract,” Dubas would be extended.
Mid-March 2023: Shanahan approached Dubas in his office at Ford Performance Centre. Shanahan said that “he had seen enough in his mind” to bring back Dubas going forward. Dubas took time to think about it and came back saying he was “comfortable” moving forward and that his agent would contact Shanahan.
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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation

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