Jets reportedly asked for Nick Suzuki in trade
It’s hard to believe that Pierre-Luc Dubois’ future is in Winnipeg.
After all, we know the many rumors about him since his agent said he wanted to play for the Canadiens, which is why the topic continues to make people react in Montreal, even if there is uncertainty about his contractual situation.
What we do know, however, is that the Canadiens and Jets have had discussions in recent months about a possible trade. Kent Hughes and Kevin Cheveldayoff spoke to each other during the 2022-23 season and they also negotiated (repeatedly) last summer.
That being said… The conversation seems to have taken a slightly different turn in the last few days.
Murat Ates, Jets correspondent for The Athletic, wrote an article in which we read that at one point in the discussions between Hughes and Cheveldayoff, the Jets wanted to get Nick Suzuki in a possible trade that would send Dubois to Montreal.
One version of the discussion I heard said Winnipeg was after Nick Suzuki — which Montreal didn’t even consider — while the Canadiens were trying to build a package around Christian Dvorak, Josh Anderson and a first round pick. – Murat Ates
Ultimately, the Canadian would not have wanted to part ways with his current captain, which is somewhat understandable.
Hughes instead saw Christian Dvorak, Josh Anderson and a first-round pick as interesting pieces to acquire the Quebecer.
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wow. That’s what I said to myself when I read Murat Ates’ article.
Already there, Nick Suzuki vs. Pierre-Luc Dubois… I probably wouldn’t even make the trade if it was 1v1.
It is certain that the Jets were and will be greedy in listening to the offers of the main interested party. We are talking about a center player who has good size, who is able to hold his own defensively and who has interesting qualities from an offensive point of view.
There are players who look like Dubois in the NHL. But when these players become available to the various NHL teams, it’s different because they’re not hitting the streets every year.
We agree that in order to receive a good player via the transaction market, you usually have to pay the price to get his services. But to go from there to trading one of the best players in the organization of the Canadiens in Nick Suzuki, the one who has served as captain since the beginning of the year… It’s too much to ask in my opinion.
And I’m sure you have the same speech.
Ates also speculates in his script that Kirby Dach might be a good middle ground for both parties. I wonder if Kent Hughes sees things the same way.
Again, it is the Dubois contract above all that is somewhat problematic because of all the uncertainty surrounding the matter. Keep in mind that he is eligible for full free agency in the summer of 2024, which is why it is said that it would be surprising to see him sign a long-term deal with the Jets this summer.
Chances are he’ll be playing somewhere other than Winnipeg next year, and that’s where it gets interesting. If he decides to sign a hostile offer, and the Jets match that offer, they won’t be able to trade him for a year, and they’ll lose him for nothing in the free agent market next summer.
The question to ask now is this. If he plays somewhere other than Winnipeg next year… Will it be in Montreal or somewhere else?
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