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PK Subban blasts the Toronto Maple Leafs during ESPN interview (Video)

PK Subban is not buying in to the 2023-24 Maple Leaf's following their recent struggles, and ongoing losing streak.

As a recent guest on ESPN’s The Pat McAfee Show, Subban shared his thoughts on the current state of the Leafs, who have gone winless in their last four games.

“I hope the Toronto Maple Leafs buy a new coach,” the Toronto native said when asked if he thought the team would be buyers before the upcoming trade deadline. “I can’t stand watching teams accept mediocrity.”

“I really believe that the the Toronto Maple Leafs need to be buyers at the deadline,” he said “They need to find a way to shift some money around and get some defence.”

Subban also acknowledged holes in the team’s bottom-six and a “leadership” problem, but did credit top Leafs forwards William Nylander, Mitch Marner, and Auston Matthews with “doing their jobs.”

“They have three guys in the top in scoring. These guys are all making nine, 10, 11, 12 million bucks a year and they’re doing their jobs,” he said. “So you’re not accepting mediocrity from your players ’cause you’re paying ’em and they’re performing. So why are you getting mediocre results?”

And speaking of Matthews, Subban said, “If he’s not on that team, they’re not even in the playoff picture.”

“They have too many players on this team, too much talent, to just go through another year, losing in the first round, or potentially not making the playoffs.”

You can listen to the full interview down below.

The Leafs, at 21-13-8, sit in the first wildcard position of the Eastern Conference.



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