The Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to name Brad Treleving as their next general manager, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger.
“Everything indicates that Brad Treliving will be the next general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs,” said Dreger. “What I’ve been told is that the process is coming to an end.
And if you go back to the beginning of this led operation [Leafs president] Brendan Shanahan, he spent a lot of time with Brad Triliving. He loves having that level of experience there.
The 53-year-old spent nine seasons as general manager of the Calgary Flames before parting ways with the organization in April before his contract expired on June 30.
With Treliving at the helm, Calgary reached the playoffs five times during his tenure, ending a five-year drought in his first season in 2014-15. However, the Flames have only won two rounds of the playoffs in those five games.
“Now there’s work to be done contractually, but again, all indications are that the process is almost complete for Brendan Shanahan, and he’ll be the Toronto Maple Leafs and Treliving as Toronto’s general manager,” Dreger said.
Treliving was reportedly the favorite to take on the role as the Maple Leafs looked for an experienced candidate to replace Kyle Dubas.
He inherited a long list of things to do in Toronto, and the name Auston Matthews is probably at the top. Matthews is eligible for an extension effective July 1, the same day he will begin his no-trade clause for the final year of his current contract.
“Really, there’s been a mountain of speculation — ever since Kyle Dubas and the Maple Leafs parted ways — about what this might mean for Auston Matthews, whether or not he’s likely to get a deal,” TSN Hockey Insider’s Chris Johnston said. Trading based on inside information on May 23. “What I can tell you is that nothing has changed since the last time we heard Auston Matthews speak on camera. He intends to stay in Toronto as he said on the day of the closet cleanup.
“Really, at the time, he was just sitting back and watching and seeing how it goes. He and his agent need to get all the data here. Who’s the new CEO? What’s his vision for the team? Who coaches the team? All the decisions. The list is coming. I think it’s Obviously, it will take some time for that to fade.
“I should also mention that the Leafs’ best players, in their discussions with [team president] Brendan Shanahan has been told that he is unlikely to transfer and that Vision is now Core Four and will return next year. This obviously includes Auston Matthews. »
Shanahan announced earlier this month that Dupas will not be returning as his contract expires at the end of June. Dubas has spent the past five seasons as general manager, having taken over from Lou Lamoriello in 2018.