Rival team reportedly tried to acquire top Maple Leafs executive.
Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman has broken a huge story during the intermission between the second and third period of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final.
According to Friedman, the Colorado Avalanche have asked the Toronto Maple Leafs for permission to speak with assistant general manager Kyle Dubas, which immediately makes you wonder if the Avalanche intends to replace Joe Sakic as the team’s general manager.
However, Friedman came back on that story on Calgary’s Sportsnet 960 and it appears that things turned out differently.
“This is a weird story,” began Friedman. “There’s been a lot of twists and turns here…
‘First of all, I think it’s over. That whatever window was there since I reported it—and one of the things I said on Tuesday when I mentioned it is I’m not exactly sure when it stands. Sometimes when you actually go to air with something or write something it brings even more clarity, and that’s the case here.’
‘I believe the window is closed. I don’t think he’ll be going. And I believe that Toronto closed the window. That initially they were willing to let him go, and then they weren’t. And so I think that’s kind of where it stands here.’