Everything indicates that Pierre-Luc Dubois will slip away from the Canadiens to this team

Published June 25, 2023 at 10:27

I'm not telling you anything new when I say that the Montreal Canadiens have been keeping an eye on Pierre-Luc Dubois ever since he mentioned potentially joining the Canadiens as soon as he becomes an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2024.

However, with recent developments involving him, as he has submitted a list of five or six teams where he would accept being traded and sign a long-term contract extension, it's very likely that he might never become a free agent.

Indeed, in addition to the Canadiens, the Los Angeles Kings are extremely interested in acquiring the 25-year-old forward. He has even become the preferred destination for him.

Moreover, TVA Sports journalist Renaud Lavoie mentioned that the interest is still very much present, as it would only be a matter of agreeing on the trade offer and on the contract extension.

Currently in L.A., the organization has over $9M available under the salary cap. However, they only have one goaltender under contract, in addition to only having four defensemen with NHL agreements. They also have several restricted free agents to sign, including Gabriel Vilardi, who is likely to get a significant pay increase.

Depending on whether Vilardi is part of a possible trade for Dubois, the fact remains that the Kings have a serious salary issue to manage, which could be very complex to solve.

On the other hand, when it comes to the price to pay to acquire PLD, the California organization has its hands full to meet the demands of the Winnipeg Jets.

Unfortunately for Montreal fans, everything seems to indicate that Pierre-Luc Dubois will never become a member of the Canadiens.
June 25   |   222 answers
Everything indicates that Pierre-Luc Dubois will slip away from the Canadiens to this team

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