Top Maple Leaf Player Opens Up On Kyle Dubas' Firing

BY JAMES CONNELLY    AUGUST 19, 2023  (12:10)
One of the Maple Leafs core pieces has opened up on his feelings about Kyle Dubas' firing.

Reilly's Recent Interview



In a recent candid conversation, Morgan Reilly, the number one defenseman for the Maple Leafs, shared his thoughts on the departure of Kyle Dubas. The insightful exchange took place during a talk with 13-year-old Jake, the host of the YouTube channel Jake's Takes, where Reilly provided keen insights into various topics of interest to Leafs fans.

During the interview, one question stood out, capturing the curiosity of many devoted Leafs supporters: Reilly's perspective on Kyle Dubas' exit, an event that marked the end of an era for one of the most well-regarded General Managers in the NHL.


Reilly's response demonstrated a mature consideration of the matter:

Jake: "What do you think about Dubas leaving? Were you like expecting that, or was that..."

Reilly: "Um, I wasn't expecting it but I've gotten used to being surprised, I'll say. Um, I think my first few years when players got traded or, uh, obviously teammates but also friends when they leave, you know, you're taken aback. And then, you know, you just get used to a new reality type thing. Um, and I think that was the case with Kyle leaving, him. Um, so we don't spend too much time really worrying about it or thinking about it now. Um, we're just onward, and, you know, we're thinking about the next thing. And, uh, our group is outstanding. And, uh, I spent time with Brad and with Keefer and all the staff, and I think we're in a great spot. So, at this point, we're just trying to look forward, and we're pumped about where we're at and what's going on. So, I think everybody feels good now, which is really all that matters."

A Promising Path Forward



As the echoes of the 2022-23 season fade, with Kyle Dubas now associated with the Penguins, Morgan Reilly and the Leafs are directing their gaze toward the future. Their team looks stronger than ever and with players like Reilly, Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, and John Tavares, the Leafs look primed for a cup run.

While they will be doubted along the way, the team is much more skilled and physical and could be the first team from Canada to win the cup since 1993.

The full 17-minute Reilly interview: Leafs star Morgan Rielly joins 13 year old Jake to talk some hockey!!!!
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