Brendan Shanahan Sends A Message To The Core Four

Published May 23, 2023 at 5:59

The Toronto Maple Leafs had a disappointing season and an offseason filled with uncertainty, leading many to anticipate significant changes within the team. The prevailing expectation was that the Maple Leafs would finally break up their core four. However, recent developments suggest a different outcome may be in store.

According to Chris Johnston, after parting ways with Kyle Dubas, Brendan Shanahan took the initiative to personally contact the Maple Leafs' top players. These conversations yielded surprising results.

Shanahan made individual calls to inform the players about Dubas' departure, and intriguingly, the players came away from those discussions with the belief that Shanahan intends to keep the entire core four intact.

Although this plan is not set in stone and could be subject to the perspective of the new GM, the players currently hold the belief that they will remain together for the upcoming season.

This represents a significant shift from the anticipated approach the team was expected to take. With the NHL Draft looming just a month away, the Maple Leafs face the imperative task of making a pivotal decision sooner rather than later. The course they choose will undoubtedly shape the future of the franchise.
May 23   |   41 answers
Brendan Shanahan Sends A Message To The Core Four

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