I think, in all sincerity, that we are all eager to see the Pierre-Luc Dubois file come to an end in one way or another.
After all, we’ve been talking for months and months about the possibility of seeing him end up in Montreal.
We said that in the context of his agent saying in the past that the Quebecer really, really wanted to play for the Canadiens… And there, the speech is different.
In fact, using a Tweet, Darren Dreger launched in the last minutes information that the CH had tried to revive discussions with the Jets, but without success. The Winnipeg squad, as we know, wants players who can help the team right now and the Canadiens don’t have what it takes to come to a trade.
The Kings are currently at the top of the list to acquire his services and it seems that it is reciprocated. Right now, PLD’s favorite destination isn’t called Montreal…
It is rather called Los Angeles.
Indications are the Montreal Canadiens have tried to get back into the mix for Pierre-Luc Dubois, but haven’t been able to gain traction. Montreal has “future” assets, but Wpg needs NHL ready players. LA has that and it appears PLD prefers the LA option. Developing story.
—Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 27, 2023
Discussions are going well at the moment between the Kings and the Jets.
After all, Rob Blake (GM in LA) has the necessary assets to dance with Kevin Cheveldayoff and unlike the CH, it is easier to negotiate.
When is the official transaction? It could be done quickly.
At least, that’s what I understand from reading Pierre LeBrun’s tweet that conversations between the two teams should continue today.
Could PLD be traded before the draft even begins tomorrow night?
Still some moving pieces in Kings-Jets PLD trade talks… more conversations expected today to push it along https://t.co/9xKajVuoM3
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 27, 2023
Whether we like it or not, Dubois’s file will make people react until we see the final outcome. This is normal, moreover, since he is probably the best player available at the moment for the various formations of the NHL.
But it takes on even bigger proportions in Montreal because he is from Quebec and because he wanted to play in Montreal. One can wonder to what extent this is legitimate, on the other hand…
Because it seems like the same story repeats itself all the time. Daniel Brière, Vincent Lecavalier, and now Pierre-Luc Dubois… It’s always the same thing.
The guys say they want to play in Montreal to stimulate the interest of other teams… And in the end, they decide to go elsewhere.
It’s not done yet, for PLD, we agree. But, I have the impression that those who absolutely wanted to see it arrive in town will be disappointed, once again.
It’s easy to see why Los Angeles is such an attractive destination.
Dubois enters his prime and he would have the opportunity to fight for a Stanley Cup in the near future, which is not the case in Montreal. If his desire is to lift the trophy shortly, that makes sense.
If his dream was really to play in Montreal as we have been sold so much in recent months, we probably wouldn’t even be discussing the Kings as of today.