It’s time for another round of NHL rumours to start your Tuesday. The NHL trade deadline passed on March 3, but there’s plenty of talk still surrounding it. Some of these deals could be revisited in the off-season, but it’s interesting to hear what might have happened. The Montreal Canadiens and Winnipeg Jets may have talked about a deal involving a dynamic forward. Today’s NHL rumours talks about a possible Pierre-Luc Dubois trade.
All NHL rumours come from the original source and are subject to change.
Jets, Habs Discussed Pierre-Luc Dubois Trade
Rumour: Elliotte Friedman on the latest 32 Thoughts podcast said the two Canadian teams talked about making a deal. The Sportsnet insider said that the it’s pretty likely that the Quebec native will end up playing for his hometown team. Friedman said that “Dubois is gonna end up there 95%.”
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— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 27, 2023
Dubois is a restricted free agent at the end of the season. Winnipeg was hoping to make a deal happen sooner, but the two sides couldn’t come to agreement. The Jets Stanley Cup Playoff push also may have played a hand in the 24-year-old sticking it out this season. However, the lure of playing at home may be too great.
Impact of Pierre-Luc Dubois Trade Talks
Winnipeg will likely want some form of compensation for one of the team’s better goal-scorers. Dubois has 25 goals so far and is close to equaling his career-high 28 goal total from last season. The Jets offence struggles even with him and general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff knows that.
Montreal does have some solid young scoring prospects in its system. Winnipeg came maybe get some sort of package as compensation to somewhat fill the void. Losing out on Dubois will free up $6 million so the Jets can purse another target or spend that money elsewhere. The Habs will likely get a scorer to add to an exciting young array of offensive weapons.
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