Big revelation about Dubois' intentions towards the CH and it could change everything

Published July 22, 2022 at 3:38 PM

It's no secret that Pierre-Luc Dubois has always dreamed of wearing a Montreal Canadiens uniform.

As reported by J.B. Gagné of GoHabsGo, Dubois was in attendance at the Bell Centre on draft night and came very close to being traded to the Habs at the time, but Kirby Dach ultimately landed in Montreal.

So here we are, still waiting for a possible trade between the Habs and the Winnipeg Jets involving the Quebec center and the names of Christian Dvorak and Josh Anderson are regularly part of the different rumors.

But did you know that Pierre-Luc Dubois' interest in playing in Montreal is not new? This could change everything for the Jets.

As Felix Forget of Danslescoulisses.com reports, journalist Murat Ates, who covers Jets activities for The Athletic, was on the Support Athletique podcast, hosted by Arpon Basu and Marc-Antoine Godin, and he mentioned that Dubois might have started dreaming about the CH even before the deal that sent him to Winnipeg.

"At the time of the Patrik Laine trade, the Jets probably knew that Pierre-Luc Dubois wasn't too happy in Columbus and they were probably already aware that his long-term dream was to play for the Montreal Canadiens. At that time, two years ago, they may have thought they could win with him and (Mark) Scheifele. That he would love the city, his family being here (his father coaches the Jets' feeder club) and that kind of thing. I guess they thought they wouldn't have to deal with that scenario this summer, that everything would go so well with his 60-point season and he'd figure that was the place for him in the long run."

But obviously, things didn't turn out the right way for the Jets, who missed the playoffs for the first time in five years, and Dubois recently said he had no intention of signing a new contract with the team.

Most experts agree that the chances of Dubois ever suiting up for the Habs are more than excellent and that if a trade does not happen, he could sign as a free agent in Montreal in two years.

Are you starting to believe more and more that Pierre-Luc Dubois will be with the Habs? What's the point of the Jets keeping him, knowing that?

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Big revelation about Dubois' intentions towards the CH and it could change everything

Who's the better player?

Dubois12655.3 %
Anderson6327.6 %
Dvorak187.9 %
Drouin219.2 %
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