TORONTO, ON - The Toronto Maple Leafs have found the next man up to take a stab at one of the most difficult positions in all of sports, the GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
An agreement was quickly reached between the CDCGML Executive Committee and former Vegas and Detroit General Manager, RL. Life has been rough for RL. for the past year, with a brief stint as the General Manager of the Golden Knights sandwiched between some big life events. But with everything now seeming to be sorted, it looks like the RL. of old is back, and looking forward to running the storied franchise.
"Nothing beats playing in this league," said RL. at a scrum. "The level of competition, especially in the East, is absurd but also ridiculously fun. A team built top to bottom, stocked with prospects and depth at all positions is needed to be able to even sniff the playoffs in this conference, at that makes it all the more fun".
When asked about his plans with the roster, RL. was blunt. "There are a few players we absolutely love as a management group. I am not going to stand here and lie about how much of an impact Thomas Chabot had in my decision to join this franchise. I am a firm believer of building from the back end out, and having a true #1 defenceman at the age of 22 is something that every franchise strives for. We are looking forward to playing chess with the pieces that we have, and how we can maneuver ourselves to build a roster that is to my liking and compete level."
"THE PHONE LINES ARE OPEN," said RL. with confidence and a smile. "We look forward to touching base on some players we like, but the team looks like its in a bit of a flux by being in the middle of the pack. We look forward to talking trade and tweaking some of the pieces we have, and building a roster that we know can be competitive for years to come."
It feels good to be back