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Maple Leafs GM Dubas works two phones simultaneously at the NHL Draft

As a GM it is important to keep your ears open, both of them

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

Dubas uses two phones at Draft

Kyle Dubas works the phones at 2019 NHL Draft

Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas utilizes two phones during the 2019 NHL Draft, as head coach Mike Babcock evaluates their selections

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At this time of year, a GM has to listen to everything. Kyle Dubas knows that.

In what looks to be a meme-able clip, the Toronto Maple Leafs general manager was shown on NHL Network using two phones at the same time.

During an interview with Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock, the camera cut to Dubas, who had his cell phone in his right ear, then picked up a landline to his left ear, then for about five seconds, had both phones up to both ears.

It did appear in the video that Dubas was only talking into the landline and just listening on the cell phone. But you have to think that the cell conversation could have picked up again at any time.

While the content of the conversation(s?) is unknown, no one can accuse Dubas of not working hard at the draft.

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