TSN: Darren Dreger on TSN 690 radio in Montreal on Winnipeg Jets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois and the Montreal Canadiens speculation.
Conor McKenna: “What about this Pierre-Luc Dubois circumstance? Where now a respectable source with the report, a 95 percent possibility Dubois ends up being a Montreal Canadien however does not provide us a timeframe on that.
Can you provide me any type of insight on what the Habs perspective would be on this, understanding that you can get him for absolutely nothing if you wait? But likewise perhaps wishing to get him faster and perhaps get an extension done. What can you inform me about what the technique is or might be?”
Dreger: “Well, primary, how do you put a number? How do you put a portion on a gamer who’s under agreement with another club, leaving that club, and after that signing up with a really particular group, the Montreal Canadiens? Like, 95 percent is a huge portion point, so I laugh at that.
All I can inform you is that the Winnipeg Jets are going to do whatever within their power to attempt and extend Pierre-Luc Dubois. If it is Pierre-Luc Dubois’ dream to end up being a member of the Montreal Canadiens, do we actually believe that Kevin Cheveldayoff and the Winnipeg Jets are simply present Dubois to Montreal?
So let’s begin disintegrating what that appears like since based upon what we state from Rick Bowness post-game (Tuesday) night, he is not pleased with that group. He’s not pleased. He’s not pleased with Mark Scheifele. He’s not pleased with Dubois. He’s not pleased with Wheeler. Go down the list. That was quite obvious (Tuesday) night.
So if Dubois is to get moved by Winnipeg, what returns in return? Montreal would need to pay a premium if they’re not going to wait up until he ends up being a complimentary representative, right?
And you’ve got the Mark Scheifele consider Winnipeg, with all sorts of rumblings that are simply going to enhance in between now and completion of the season if he doesn’t get it back on track.
Is the time best to think about moving him? Well, now you’re down your 2 main centers in Winnipeg. How do you recover that? I don’t believe Winnipeg has the hunger to enter into a full-on restoration. So they’re going to require quality properties returning. Maybe you get that in a Schefiele trade.
You’re definitely going to require it in attempting to change Pierre-Luc Dubois since as I stated 30 seconds back, he is a top priority check in Winnipeg and if he chooses he’s not going to extend in Winnipeg long-lasting, then I discover it difficult to think that the Winnipeg Jets would just merely move him into Montreal. It won’t be that simple.”