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Incredible: it's buzzing in Toronto and the exit door is open

Published May 10, 2024 at 2:32 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN
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Clearly, change is needed in Toronto, and it couldn't be clearer. The team keeps losing in the first round, and now the ownership is getting involved.

"When the message comes from the owners, things are really stirring. It's like Geoff Molson saying we absolutely need to win."

- Keith Pelley, CEO of MLSE, the ownership company of the Maple Leafs, seems to be in no mood to take prisoners.

Clearly, it's the last chance year for President Brendan Shanahan. He'll be quickly replaced if the team doesn't meet playoff expectations next year.


As for the stars, no one is guaranteed to stay. The two who shouldn't worry too much are Auston Matthews and William Nylander, but Tavares, Marner, and even Rielly are on the hot seat.

"Without saying it explicitly, the #leafs leadership/management couldn't have made it more clear reading between the lines that they're going to explore moving one or more members of their core this summer."

- Chris Johnston

For now, only coach Sheldon Keefe has lost his job, but the house cleaning could continue through the summer.


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May 10   |   464 answers
Incredible: it's buzzing in Toronto and the exit door is open

Who do you think will leave Toronto first?

Mitch Marner34674.6 %
John Tavares9320 %
Auston Matthews143 %
William Nylander112.4 %
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