NHL Rumors: Canadiens & Jets To Revisit Trade Talks This Offseason

There has been ongoing speculation about a potential trade between the Winnipeg Jets and the Montreal Canadiens involving center Pierre-Luc Dubois.

Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet has suggested that the Jets may be looking to shake things up after this season, and Dubois could be part of those changes.

Dubois is set to become a restricted free agent this summer and an unrestricted free agent next summer, leading to rumors that he may choose to join the Canadiens next summer as a free agent.

However, there are conflicting reports about the likelihood of a trade between the Jets and Canadiens. While some suggest that the Jets may be open to trading Dubois to avoid losing him for nothing next summer, others have noted that the Canadiens may not be willing to part with significant assets for him.

Additionally, Dubois may command a high salary in a long-term deal, potentially between $8 million and $9 million annually for seven or eight years, which may be too much for the Canadiens to pay.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding a potential trade, Dubois has been linked to the Canadiens for some time, with many believing that he would relish the opportunity to play for the team. In addition, there has been reports that the two sides are likely to revisit trade talks in the offseason.

Dubois has had a solid season with the Jets, scoring 25 goals and 58 points in 66 games, and bringing a physical presence that's rare in modern forwards.

If the Canadiens were to pursue Dubois, they would need to consider the financial implications of acquiring him, as they already have a number of high-priced forwards on their roster.

Additionally, Dubois' departure could mark the start of a significant change in Winnipeg, with players such as Mark Scheifele, Connor Hellebuyck, and Blake Wheeler only having one year left on their contracts and potentially considering their future.

Overall, while there have been numerous rumors and speculations about a potential trade involving Pierre-Luc Dubois and the Montreal Canadiens, it remains to be seen whether such a deal will materialize and whether Dubois will ultimately choose to sign with Montreal as a free agent next summer. Photo Credit:  Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports