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Not true. He gave the Flames a list of the 5 teams he was willing to sign with.
I’m not saying you’re wrong btw. But 5 teams is a lot. You’re getting a 100 point player who comes with no baggage. That’s going to cost you an arm and a leg regardless, especially with that kind of competition on the trade front. Tkachuk is absolutely worth a lot more than Dubois.
It appears to me that Dubois will only play for a big market team or just Montreal.. if it’s just Montreal then there is no point in trading for him, just wait until he’s a ufa. But I believe it’s the market that matters to him. He forced his way out of Columbus, we all thought it was the coach, but now he’s forcing his way out of Winnipeg, two small markets. I think he wants to be in a market where is skills are appreciated.
There are probably only roughly 10 big market teams in the league. Chicago, Toronto, Rangers, Montreal, Boston, Pittsburgh, Detroit, LA, Washington and Philly.
Chicago is in the beginning of a rebuild, Toronto isn’t trading for him, Rangers could I guess but it would be tough, Boston could sign him but don’t have the assets to acquire him, Pittsburgh can’t afford him, Detroit I’d be worried about, LA can’t afford him, Philly is entering a rebuild and have Torts as coach, Washington can’t afford him.
It’s probably between Montreal and Detroit, that’s the only team you have to outbid in a trade and we have more assets than them that we’re willing to move.
Comparables to the Dubois deal are going to be closer to Horvat and Meier.
Meier went for what is essentially two (late) 1sts and a 2nd.
Horvat essentially went for a middling 1st, a B+ / A- prospect and a bottom 6 forward.
You can expect the Jets to receive something along the lines of FLA 1st, Mailloux and Dvorak. You could see another B prospect thrown in there or a 2nd but this is basically what the return will look like.