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Are the Canadiens on the verge of losing Pierre-Luc Dubois to two other teams?

Published May 19, 2023 at 12:47
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Pierre-Luc Dubois's case has stirred much discussion since last summer, with several pieces of information and rumors suggesting that he wishes to join the Canadiens in the near future.

However, with another year left before he becomes an unrestricted free agent and has full control over his destiny, developments could occur that may hamper Kent Hughes's chances of acquiring the Quebecois forward.

As Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff will likely want to capitalize on his player's services during the offseason, it is possible that PLD could be on the market and specifically attract two NHL teams.

Indeed, according to Sportsnet journalist Ken Wiebe, the Boston Bruins, to compensate for the potential losses of Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci, and the Colorado Avalanche, to replace Gabriel Landeskog who will miss the entirety of the next season, could be two teams in the running for Jets' number 80.


Being two very interesting destinations for a hockey player, if he were to be traded to one of these two teams, there is a strong chance that he might extend his stay there beyond this season.

For those who hope that the Canadiens wait until the summer of 2024 to welcome Dubois for free via the free agent market, this new development may potentially influence the desire to make a transaction as early as this summer, to avoid losing the opportunity to add a player of the 24-year-old forward's caliber to the CH lineup.

Do you still take a chance to wait until the summer of 2024 to add Dubois, or do you wish to see Kent Hughes be more aggressive in acquiring him as early as this summer?

In 73 games this season, Pierre-Luc Dubois has compiled a record of 27 goals and 36 assists for a total of 63 points.


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May 19   |   297 answers
Are the Canadiens on the verge of losing Pierre-Luc Dubois to two other teams?

What is your best scenario with Pierre-Luc Dubois?

A trade this summer at all costs175.7 %
A trade this summer, if it's a good deal13545.5 %
Take the risk and wait until 202410234.3 %
I don't want Dubois4314.5 %
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