Friedman says the Winnipeg Jets understand they will have to listen on Hellebuyck, Scheifele and Dubois, all entering the last year of their deals, but they have made it clear there will not be a rebuild, they want players that can help now.
– NHL Watcher (@NHL_Watcher) June 4, 2023
But it’s not quite that simple.
Why isn’t it?
Well, because Dubois is a very good field hockey player, and the Winnipeg Jets don’t want to part with him.
And that’s where the Tricolore has the big stick.
If the Jets don’t accept the CH’s offers, Kent Hughes may well decide to wait until next summer, when Dubois will be an uncompensated free agent, to bring him back to Montreal for free.
So, if the Jets don’t want to lose Dubois for nothing, they’ll inevitably have to lower their price, which so far is far too high.
I’m sure you’ll agree with me that Winnipeg doesn’t want to rebuild with draft picks and prospects.
It’s a decision that comes as quite a surprise to everyone, considering that the logical avenue for the Jets would really have been a rebuild.
That’s really what it would take in Winnipeg, but management doesn’t seem to understand that.
In short, this means that the CH won’t be able to offer the Panthers’ first-round pick, for example, or prospects like Jayden Struble or Riley Kidney.
That’s good to know for Kent Hughes, who can now concoct a different offer potentially revolving around Josh Anderson, one of the CH’s only established players with value, and one we’re willing to part with, unlike Nick Suzuki and Kirby Dach.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on Pierre-Luc Dubois over the coming weeks and months.
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