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Performance | May 20, 2020
The GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs is using the enforced downtime to reflect and build on the good work being done across the club to enable its return the team to the top of the NHL.

“Though I have been in this role for nearly two years,” says Kyle Dubas, “I still think having this time in the last six weeks has allowed me to reflect on the fact that we have a long way to go to get where I think we can in terms of our environment each day and how that impacts on our performance and the mindset of our people.”


Dubas, the General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs since 2018, makes it clear that the team – one of the most storied in NHL history – remains a work in progress.

As the resurgent Leafs continue their work towards winning a first Stanley Cup since 1967, Dubas took time to speak to our co-hosts Matthew Stone, Leaders’ Senior Product Manager, and Steve Gera, the CEO of Gains Group, which helps some of sport’s greatest teams and athletes maximise the value of their data and technology.

At Home With Leaders brings you a wealth of guests drawn from across sports performance to explore how they are adapting to the new normal, attempting to thrive and contribute to the eventual reboot of the sports performance landscape.

Dubas also discussed:

– How the Leafs are using the break to bridge the gap to the likes of Tampa Bay and Boston [8:30];

– His observations on how the culture of the organisation has developed during his time at the helm [13:00];

– How hockey is evolving beyond its conservative reputation [24:00];

– Coping with the pressure of being storied club and a big market team [29:00].

Steve Gera: Twitter | LinkedIn

Matthew Stone: Twitter | LinkedIn

Further listening:

At Home With Leaders – Stuart Lancaster

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