Chatter that Winnipeg Jets’ onward Pierre-Luc Dubois could wind up betting the Montreal Canadiens has actually never ever truly disappeared, also if it has actually silenced down over the last pair of months. There was a time that Dubois- to-Montreal reports were all over, yet with exactly how well the Jets are playing this period, couple of are speaking about the facility leaving a group that has a genuine chance at making the playoffs and also taking place a run, must they include the appropriate item( s).
But, this previous week, the talk of Dubois leaving Winnipeg got again when previous NHLer and also Sportsnet expert Nick Kypreos showed up on Tim and also Friends onJan 17. He firmly insisted that Dubois isn’t most likely to remain in Winnipeg for the long-term, regardless of exactly how the group executes this period. “There is nothing that can change his mind from what I’m hearing,” claimedKypreos
In reality, Kypreos said that if the Jets weren’t playing in addition to they have actually been this year, the sound surrounding Dubois would certainly be a whole lot louder. “He would be up there with Bo Horvat of people being traded if the Jets were on the outside looking in.”
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The pending RFA has actually had a solid project with 21 objectives and also 51 factors in 479 video games. He would definitely boost the Canadiens’ facility deepness, and also while the Jets would certainly aspire to authorize an expansion with the gamer, Kypreos states that also winning a Stanley Cup in Winnipeg could not encourage him to remain.
The excellent information is, the Jets will certainly not shed the gamer without obtaining something in return. He can not just leave an RFA bargain unless the Jets select not to certify him. He does have mediation civil liberties and also there will certainly be an unpleasant settlement pending over the summertime, yet the possibility is Dubois is traded at or prior to the NHL Entry Draft and also it if the Canadiens are as thinking about Dubois as he appears to be in them, might be the Habs that lands him.
Can the Jets Do What The Flames Did With Dubois Trade?
As Luke Fox of Sportsnet creates, “Dubois’ situation most resembles that of Matthew Tkachuk in Calgary last season: playoff-bound team, star player, only one more year of club control.” The Flames attempted to secure Tkachuk lasting. He informed them he had not been intending on staying. It was after that vital for the group to trade him to eliminate interruptions and also obtain the most effective feasible return. Calgary has actually stumbled a little bit ever since, yet they obtained 2 fantastic gamers; Jonathan Huberdeau and also MacKenzie Weegar in the bargain. Can the Jets obtain a pair of strong properties for Dubois? The Habs will not be relocating Nick Suzuki or Cole Caufield, yet Kirby DAch and/or Josh Anderson definitely might be interesting names to enjoy.
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