Potential trade: Jordan Harris included in the trade that brings Pierre-Luc Dubois to Montreal?

Wilson Salaun
April 15, 2023  (1:16 PM)

Maxim Lapierre and Antoine Roussel joined Mario Langlois on 98.5FM to evaluate the season and discuss the team's future. According to them, the end-of-season speech from Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton indicates that the management will accelerate the rebuilding process during the summer.

Therefore, it is possible that an important player will soon join the team. Antoine Roussel may not be ready to acquire an impact player this summer, but Maxim Lapierre is open to this possibility. He would be interested in a Dubois-style player, but notes that cost will be a determining factor.
Stéphane Waite stated that Dubois will not be acquired cheaply, but Lapierre and Roussel are not necessarily in agreement. They believe that the Jets could be forced to accept a lower offer from the Canadiens, as Dubois wants to play for this team.
However, to make such an acquisition, Kent Hughes will likely have to sacrifice important players and young prospects, such as Logan Mailloux and Justin Barron, who were mentioned during the discussion. Lapierre suggests that Jordan Harris could be the sacrificed player.
"I would sacrifice Harris simply because of the number of left-handed players we will have in the organization." - Maxim Lapierre

The former players emphasized that the decision to sacrifice a player to acquire Dubois would depend on the Jets' needs. However, they also agreed that it would be absurd to get rid of Jordan Harris if the Jets did not want to part with him.
Antoine Roussel has a different perspective on Dubois' impact on the Jets. As the team's general manager, he would be willing to keep the player until he becomes a free agent, even if he receives nothing in return. According to Roussel, this would maintain hope among the team's fans and give them the feeling of having a rental player.
"Personally, if I'm Winnipeg and I know my situation right now, I'm not trading PLD and I keep him as if he's a rental player." - Antoine Roussel

Maxim Lapierre summarizes Antoine Roussel's idea well by saying that keeping Dubois until his complete autonomy period would be like keeping a car that only has one year left on its warranty.
It will certainly be interesting to follow the evolution of this case in the coming weeks and see how the Jets and CH will approach this situation.
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Potential trade: Jordan Harris included in the trade that brings Pierre-Luc Dubois to Montreal?

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