May 17, 2023
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Imagine874859</b></div><div>Yet Toronto has still been a top 5 team. Sorry pal, but as much as you hate it the core players clearly can't get their s*** together in the playoffs. Dubas made a cup contender, doesn't matter how but he did. It was on the players from there and they haven't figured it out, its been years. Good moves? Lafferty, Schenn, McCabe, O'Reilly, Bunting, Timmins, oh and the last time I checked Bjornfot was a fringe NHL player and Grundstrum is a 4th liner. Durzi idnt anything special either. When he's not injured, Muzzin is a top 4 dman. He provided much needed toughness, leadership, and reliable play for a Leafs defense group that severely lacked it. Also you're forgetting how Dubas got Hyman in the first place. Do that research. And how was the Campbe deal bad? They were in much need of a goalie and Campbell came in and played some of his best hockey there. Were you really going to be sitting and pouting because they traded Kapanen for a 1st? As far as I'm concerned, Kapanen is now a bottom 6 player so. Can't blame Dubas for Amirov. The health issues weren't a concern when they drafted him. And here's another thing... if you're mad that they resigned the core 3 of Matthews, Marner, and Nylander at that time instead of signing Hyman then your list is just made up. Those 3 guys are PPG players. I mean c'mon. Dakota Joshua for nothing? Where is he now?</div></div>
Marner, Matthews and Nylander all had excellnt playoffs this year. If Dumbas didn’t rape the team of depth they would have faired better. He’s brutal. Good riddance. How many of those “good players” are still with the Leafs? Schenn, O’Reilly, Bunting are all UFAs and technically not Leafs. Timmins and Lafferty were healthy scratches for the playoffs. McCabe is the only thing left to show for trading 6, SIX(!), 1st round picks. That’s awful asset management. He had Matthews, Marner, Nylander, Tavares, Reilly, plus Kadri, Hyman and Anderson to start. Squandered 3 of them, overpaid 3 more of them, and screwed the team moving forward. Easily the most over-rated GM in the league. He sucks and the proof is his trade record. He’s lucky he has good scouts that drafted Knies in the second round even though he wanted to trade the pick.