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Alex DeBrincat: more likely to leave Ottawa than to stay
Traded to Ottawa before last season, Alex DeBrincat had a good 2022-2023 season, but nothing more. In 82 games, the man who will become RFA on July 1 collected 66 points, including 27 goals.

We know that he has never expressed a desire to stay in the Canadian capital, and his future there is more uncertain than ever.

In fact, according to Pierre LeBrun, the chances of him leaving the Sens are greater than the chances of him staying.

LeBrun has confirmed that the forward and his agent, Jeff Jackson, have submitted to Pierre Dorion a list of destinations where he’d like to play.

This list would include Vegas (obviously), Nashville and Dallas, among others. It’s clear that the American wants to go to the United States. Detroit would also be a likely destination for him, as he hails from Michigan.

In fact, the informant wouldn’t be surprised if the Wings were active in the matter.

As I mentioned, DeBrincat will become RFA. Dorion doesn’t risk losing him for nothing, then. Will a team dare to make him a hostile offer? If the offer is a good one, and can yield a few good draft picks, the possibility that the Ottawa GM won’t match it is very real.

A Matthew Tkachuk-style swap is possible. After paying three draft picks for the forward, Dorion certainly wants to maximize the return (and rightly so). After all, the maverick is one of the best in the business.

No, I don’t think Kent Hughes would be interested in the player. If he wants to leave Ottawa (and probably wants to go south of the border), Montreal certainly isn’t a destination of choice for him.

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– Signature in Chicago.

– Too bad.

– Nuggets ahead.

– Really?

– That’s right.

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