Perhaps Leafs President Brendan Shanahan thought that there were too many heads under the hood.
After having his role reduced from general manager to senior advisor, Lou Lamoriello has left the team. Lamoriello was apparently told of this plan when he joined the Leafs.
Kyle Dubas was — in turn — promoted to general manager.
Now we learn that the team has parted ways with assistant general manger Mark Hunter.
With the knowledgeable Shanahan as president, the no-nonsense Lamoriello as GM, essentially two assistant general managers in Dubas and Hunter and the strong willed Mike Babcock as head coach, one can only imagine the challenges of reaching a unanimous decision on anything.
Fewer bodies may mean fewer power struggles.
The Leafs were better in 2017-18 than the year before. The team had 10 more points in the regular season standings, but was still bounced in the first round of the playoffs.
Fans are hoping that fewer front office cooks will mean more playoff success.