NHL Trade Breakdown: Patrik Laine & Pierre-Luc Dubois Trade
Andrew Dewhirst gives his instant reaction to the trade between the Jets and Blue Jackets that swapped Patrik Laine and Pierre-Luc Dubois
The Teams - Columbus Blue Jackets & Winnipeg Jets
The Columbus Blue Jackets have agreed to trade Pierre-Luc Dubois and a third-round pick to the Winnipeg Jets for Patrick Laine, and Jack Rosolovic.
This move is going to immediately affect Laine’s value, as he moves away from a system with offensive freedom, into the defensive system of Columbus. We have seen stars still put up big points in the past in Columbus as Artemi Panarin did, but this isn’t an optimal landing spot for Laine.
We should also see more opportunities for Alexandre Texier , who has had a hot start but has seen somewhat limited minutes, as this opens up the top power-play for him.
For Dubois, he got what he wanted, away from Columbus. He should slot into the second-line centre role for the Jets, which will push Paul Stastny down, and I expect he will see lots of time with Nikolaj Ehlers , but we could see a shuffling of lines for the Jets as well.
The other thing that is worth noting is that this might signal that Josh Morrissey will stay on the top power-play for the Jets, but that is another situation worth monitoring in Winnipeg
For More Analysis check out this breakdown from FantasyAlarm's Chris Morais
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Winnipeg Jets trade Patrik Laine & Jack Roslovic to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Pierre-Luc Dubois & a 3rd round pick!
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