by Darren Clarke, December 18, 2020
“I feel like too often Dubas was just shuffling Nic Petan’s on the Titanic…”
The second episode of The Nowhere Bus features hosts Darren Clarke and Mal Romanin talking about the challenges of too many Shortbread cookies, wide garbage pickup windows, their overt whiteness, the Cleveland Indians name change and Mal’s reluctance to publicly embrace his love for wrestling.
New father and long time Leaf fan Jesse Seguin joins the podcast later to dig into Kyle Dubas’s tenure as GM in Toronto. The conversation explores- Finite salary caps, Dubas’s negotiations with Marner and Matthews viewed through the lens of other precedents, the Isles success with Lou at the helm utilizing a very different team construction blueprint, the ramifications of the Marlies Calder Cup win, the problem with the blue line as well as successes in European signings, drafting and organizational diversity.