But even so, he’s out of Montreal. Expect booing at the Bell Centre.
Is it all his fault? It’s hard to say yes. After all, the Habs knew he was going to sign for the long term, and they didn’t buy him. But I refuse to throw the first stone at Kent Hughes on this one, because he respected his limits.
But the fact remains that Dubois ended up with the team he felt wanted him most. That’s what he said at a press conference today in connection with his new contract.
Obviously, that’s his point of view. But why? Because he probably hasn’t spoken to the Habs recently.
Remember that the Jets didn’t give the Kings the right to talk to the player until the last few days. So he certainly hasn’t had the right to talk to the Habs since the moment he signed with the Jets last summer.
So he’s relying on what he’s seen from the Canadiens’ offers, a club that made him fearful in some respects, to make such comments.
The Habs would also hesitate to destroy their salary structure for him → https://t.co/Rh6YUEOJCl
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) June 27, 2023
We agree that it’s normal. The guy has the right to enjoy his summer.
Big weekend for Pierre-Luc Dubois, Cole Caufield and P.K. Subban! pic.twitter.com/1wqqLxkWgp
– Maxime Truman (@MaximeTruman) June 19, 2023
And while I don’t think raining down big contracts is necessarily the answer, I have to admit I respect that.
– Finally, let’s add that the new member of the Kings said that all the rumours had been difficult for his family. The man with a Quebec family and an American girlfriend has indeed often been mentioned. Now everyone can move on.
– I imagine the player spoke to Phillip Danault, who also chose the Kings over the Montreal Canadiens. That would make sense, at the very least.