Toronto Maple LeafsBrendan Shanahan, president, stated that Kyle Dubas, general manager, and Sheldon Keefe would return to the team next season, despite another loss in the playoffs.
The Maple Leafs lost seven games to the Tampa Bay LightningThey are seeking their third consecutive Stanley Cup. Toronto, which has not advanced beyond the first round in six consecutive postseasons since 2004, is seeking its first Stanley Cup title since 1967.
“We are very disappointed. We are not going to excuse ourselves. Shanahan stated that I believed our players played hard and were able to play well. “They lost to a great hockey side,” Shanahan added. “Certainly, there will be new faces next year as we look forward. We won't be changing just to say that we made changes.
Shanahan stated that he is looking forward to “getting into work with Kyle, Sheldon for the next season.” In May 2018, Dubas was appointed Leafs general manager. During the 2019-20 season, Keefe was appointed as the Leafs general manager.
“I believe Kyle built a very strong hockey team. Shanahan stated that he made great adjustments and Sheldon was an excellent coach. “We look forward to next season, and get to work towards next, but I feel it's important that I mention that both Sheldon and Shanahan are extremely important in helping us reach the next level. This will ensure that when we return next year, we are ready for that next step.
Toronto finished second in Atlantic Division with 115 point this season. The standings'.701 point percentage was the highest in franchise history.