John Tortorella Is Destroying Pierre-Luc Dubois' Trade Value

The Pierre-Luc Dubois fiasco continues in Columbus. There are a number of teams who are reportedly showing interest, but nothing has been finalized. In the meantime, John Tortorella is causing Dubois' trade stock to plummet harder than the market crash of 2008.

The return for a 22 year old centerman and recent 3rd overall draft pick should be enormously high. In fact, the trade rumors involving Dubois have included a fairly decent return. However, Tortorella keeps sitting him and isn't giving him an opportunity to perform for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Is he wrong for this? Maybe, maybe not. Is Tortorella forcing the hand of General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen? 

Many suspect this uninspired puck battle is the reason Tortorella continued to bench Dubois

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