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Réjean Tremblay would pay top dollar to acquire Pierre-Luc Dubois
The Pierre-Luc Dubois case is one that has been the talk of the field hockey world for several months now.

It’s been known for some time that the Quebec center’s dream and goal is to play for the Montreal Canadiens.

Dubois’ agent, Pat Brisson, has made no secret of the fact that his client intends to play in Montreal in the near future.

This puts the Winnipeg Jets, the team currently holding Dubois, in a very bad position.

And why is that?

Well, because if Dubois only wants to play in Montreal, he won’t sign a long contract extension with the Jets this summer, preferring instead to sign a one-year contract, which would make him an unrestricted free agent in 2024.

The Jets clearly don’t want to lose such a good player for nothing, so they’ll try to trade him if Dubois doesn’t want to sign for more than one year.

But what team is going to want a player whose only goal is to play in Montreal?

So the Jets find themselves in a situation where they’re somewhat obliged to discuss a possible transaction with the Habs.

CH general manager Kent Hughes has the upper hand in negotiations.

Despite this, some people would be willing to give the Jets a lot in return for the services of Pierre-Luc Dubois.

One of those people willing to give the Jets the big bucks is Réjean Tremblay.

In fact, the journalist stated in one of his recent articles for the Journal de Montréal that he would be willing to sacrifice the CH’s first pick (if he doesn’t win the top-3 lottery), a young defenseman and another pick.

That’s a lot of money for a guy who could walk away for free in a year.

Everyone has their own take on the Pierre-Luc Dubois situation.

For Réjean Tremblay, we need to get Dubois as quickly as possible in order to sign him to a long-term contract.

But does getting him quickly mean giving so much for a player who just wants to come to Montreal?

In my opinion, no.

If Kent Hughes is in favor of completing a deal with the Jets for Dubois, he won’t be giving up much considering he’s got the big end of the stick and could just wait a year.

This bargaining power in the hands of the CH could force the Jets to lower their offer rather than risk losing Dubois for nothing.

In short, the chances of Dubois joining the Bleu Blanc Rouge are looking better and better, especially if the Jets lose in the first round to the Vegas Golden Knights.

They currently trail 2-1 in the series.

What’s more, for those still not convinced that Dubois wants to play in Montreal, remember that in 2020, when the Quebecer was still playing with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Dubois wanted to join the CH, and was eagerly awaiting a hostile offer from the Tricolore.

In the end, no hostile bid was made, as the Blue Jackets had liquidated several salaries to ensure they would be able to match the offer.

So this is a hot issue to keep an eye on, and one that could be settled as soon as the draft, or even as soon as the Jets are eliminated.

In a gust

– That’s playoff field hockey for you.

– Indeed.

– Real warriors these field hockey players.

– Ovechkin returns to Russia.

– A name to keep an eye on in the years to come.

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