Reports suggesting that Denis Gurianov could return to the CH next year suggest that the team’s plans may not go according to plan. As a result,it’s looking less and less likely that PLD will join Montreal,I hope I’m wrong but pic.twitter.com/TY6r5Z88hw
– David Ettedgui (@EttedguiDavid) June 23, 2023
After all, not only do we wonder how eager the CH is to give him the amount of money he’s asking for, but more importantly, we have to wonder if the Jets like the Habs’ offers.
The simple answer is to say no, the Jets don’t like what the Habs have on the table regarding Dubois. After all, if the answer were yes, the Quebecer would be in Montreal.
According to Marc De Foy, the Habs aren’t offering the Jets enough to convince them to move. Again, not surprising.
All this to say that, right now, it’s hard to say that, yes, Dubois will automatically be a member of the CH next year. There are other teams in the running, including the Kings, which will raise the stakes.
The important thing to remember is that Kent Hughes is thinking long-term. If he doesn’t get a deal with the Jets that will make the club better in the long term, he’s not going to move.
That’s why, according to J-F Chaumont, the Habs won’t (logically) trade their first pick in next week’s draft to go after the Quebecer.
According to my colleague Marc De Foy, the Jets don’t think the CH is offering enough right now to get Pierre-Luc Dubois.
However, Kent Hughes won’t be imitating Pierre Dorion with a DeBrincat-style deal for the 7th overall pick.https://t.co/juaOuf7Gud
– J-F Chaumont (@JFChaumontJDM) June 23, 2023
What you have to understand is that giving away youth is not ideal for the CH. If there are young players who can leave, that’s not the case for the biggest talents.
We’re talking about Nick Suzuki, Cole Caufield, Kirby Dach, Juraj Slafkovsky and others. I won’t name them all: you know them.
Slaf’s example is important in demonstrating the importance of choice #5. After all, many people believe that #5 will become better than Slafkovsky in the long run.
The former Flanelle goalie also talks about Kaiden Guhle and Logan Mailloux as options → https://t.co/fljkMXOnWh
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) June 22, 2023
So if Dubois lands in Montreal, it will be on Hughes’ terms. He’s not going to empty his club to go get the Quebecer, no matter how good he is and no matter how much the Quebecer wants to play here.
I can’t wait to see how it all turns out. I’d like to see him in town, but not at any price.
– Yes, the choice is scary.
“The Habs find themselves with the toughest choice. It’s a scary choice” 😨😨https://t.co/hxlxRkzZoD
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) June 23, 2023
– Tennis news.
10 days before Wimbledon, Jannik Sinner withdraws from Halle after injuryhttps://t.co/9TFRqFUFbM
– RDS (@RDSca) June 23, 2023
– Of note.
There is typically nothing really exciting about preseason games. But seeing Crosby play in his Halifax? Very cool. Well done by the Penguins and the Senators to make this happen. https://t.co/wY0Pe6DVbS
– Josh Yohe (@JoshYohe_PGH) June 23, 2023
– Looks interesting.
Gradey Dick, the Raptors’ new offensive nuggethttps://t.co/8ow6copCmx
– RDS (@RDSca) June 23, 2023
– It was expected.
– Mikaël Lalancette (@MikLalancette) June 23, 2023