Now we know the price to pay to acquire Pierre-Luc Dubois

Published April 30, 2023 at 9:43
Elliotte Friedman revealed important information regarding the Pierre-Luc Dubois case. Indeed, according to the journalist, Kevin Cheveldayoff would want none other than Kirby Dach in return for the Quebecer.

"I've had people tell me it was simple, you trade Dubois to Montreal and you ask for Dach. I think if it was that simple, it would already be done, so I don't think it's that simple."

It would be very surprising if Kent Hughes agreed to give up the center player, who seems untouchable with the Canadiens. The 22-year-old forward had a real breakthrough this season and was one of the most consistent players in Martin St. Louis' lineup, scoring 38 points in 58 games.

However, Pierre-Luc Dubois himself mentioned during the end-of-season review that it was very important for him to have the opportunity to decide with which team he would play when he becomes a free agent. A statement that seems to favor the Habs, who have mentioned on numerous occasions that he would like to wear the Blue-White-Red uniform.

Let's not forget that Martin St. Louis had been a consultant for the Blue Jackets in 2019 when Pierre-Luc Dubois was playing for the American team. The Quebecer notably praised the Tricolore's head coach during an interview last year:

"He gave me back the joy of playing. He was really good with me. He wanted me not to put too much pressure on myself and to have fun. He reminded me often. It's hard not to listen to a guy like that, who had an incredible career."

Knowing the Jets' monstrous demands, Kent Hughes would be better off waiting for the 24-year-old forward to become a free agent next summer to try to acquire him for free. After all, if Dubois really wants to play for the CH, he shouldn't sign a long-term deal with another team.

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