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Pierre-Luc Dubois and Leon Draisaitl
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Dreadful: It's over for Pierre-Luc Dubois and the Kings

Published May 2, 2024 at 10:43
BY DAVID ST-JEAN
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Pierre-Luc Dubois signed a big contract with the Kings, but things haven't gone as planned. His deal has quickly become burdensome, and the worst has happened in recent hours.

Indeed, after a very disappointing season where his 39 points in 81 games raised a lot of eyebrows, Dubois had the opportunity to redeem himself in the playoffs.

The center has always performed well in the postseason, so hopes were high. The problem is that he didn't deliver, and he even hurt his team.

It's now over for Dubois and the Kings, who were eliminated in five games by the Oilers. They had to end their journey against this team.


I don't think I need to tell you how costly it can be to take penalties against Connor McDavid and his crew, and Dubois knows that very well.

In the most important game of the Kings' season, a must-win game, he needlessly elbowed Leon Draisaitl in the face.

The Oilers star sold it well, I'll give him that, but the penalty was inevitable. It was a completely gratuitous act of frustration that greatly contributed to the Kings' defeat.

Dubois finished the series with one assist and less than 15 minutes of ice time on average per game. For a player making $8.5 million signed until 2031, it's a disaster.

Rumors of a trade or contract buyout are rampant, and it wouldn't be surprising if it happens. The entire organization is very disappointed with his performance.

Not producing points is one thing, but actively harming the team is very damaging to one's reputation. Hopefully, things will turn around for him because we all know about his immense talent. He just needs to work harder.

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