Happy New Year, everyone. While the days and dates may change, a lot will stay the same.
Per a report from TSN's Pierre LeBrun, talks between the Columbus Blue Jackets and franchise center Pierre-Luc Dubois have cooled considerably since the last report.
We've seen this movie before, folks.
Pierre-Luc Dubois is not in Columbus as camp approaches and remains unsigned. And now there are rumblings from a few teams around the league that Dubois may be looking for a change of scenery. Maybe wishful thinking on their part. But stay tuned on this one.— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) December 31, 2020
It also should be noted that the "rumblings" stated in the tweet say that Dubois may want out of central Ohio. Considering how much he is valued among the team, it seems peculiar that the Blue Jackets would play hardball with a player that is key to their future.
Dubois scored 18 goals and had 31 assists for a total of 39 points in 70 games last year. More impressively, in the playoffs, Dubois in 10 games scored four goals and helped with six assists for a total of 10 points.
As training camp approaches and a deal still isn't done, this is only going to get more tense and precarious for all parties involved. The question is, who blinks first?
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