Pierre-Luc Dubois On Wednesday, Columbus wants to leave the Blue Jackets, coach John Tortorella said.
“Yes, he wants out,” Tortella told “Rothman and Ice” on 97.1 The Fan in Columbus. “He talked to the team, as we do here. It’s a little different.” [Artemi Panarin] And [Sergei Bobrovsky] Were. This is a 22-year-old child. This does not happen often, so he has been honest with the group. I wish he was a little more honest, as far as reasons are concerned. I still haven’t really met, but I think he needs to speak on that. I will not do
The Blue Jackets open their season on Thursday (8 pm ET; FS-TN, FS-O, NHL.TV) at the Nashville Predators.
Dubois, a center who was a restricted free agent, signed a two-year $ 10 million contract (average annual value of $ 5 million) with Columbus on December 31. Athletic told Dubois “may be looking for a change of scenery,” but did not confirm when he reported to training camp.
“[Dubois] There is a good camp, but it is a short leash with me as far as it is concerned, “said Tortorella.” He needs to keep things going to help this team win and be the best teammate I can be, or me. ‘I’m not sure where it goes. This is a situation, and we will do it day by day. ”
When the Blue Jackets opened training camp on January 3, Tortella stated that Columbus would handle Dobois in the same manner as Panarin and Bobrovsky were in the final season of their respective contracts in 2018-19. Panarin signed a seven-year contract with the New York Rangers and Bobrowski signed a seven-year contract with the Florida Panthers, each on 1 July 2019.
General manager Jarmo Kekallanen has not said whether the Blue Jackets will trade Dubios, who led Columbus with 49 points (18 goals, 31 assists) in 70 matches last season. When Tortella was asked about the coach-player relationship, he said he did not know that DuBois had some conflict with the No. 3 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft as he did in the 2017-18 NHL Started the season.
“I look at the conflict differently … everybody gets excited about the arguments and what happened on the bench,” Toretora said. “I think it’s so healthy because then I think you have two individuals who are honest with each other. And I think that’s a great thing in developing a hockey player.
“Now ‘Luke’ can’t think that. Sometimes these players, especially today’s athletes, think, ‘You’re too harsh on me, you’re picking on me,’ and this and maybe this for him.” is very difficult.” Do not know. I am not given any reason why he wants to leave. He certainly didn’t say to me that ‘I don’t want to play with you.’
“I think if that’s the reason why he should tell me, and he should really basically come up and get up from here. That’s just the way I think you should trade in this stuff. People. There is no emotion. ” To find out what’s going on. Come, learn about it here and learn about your business and try to be the best team that we can be. ”
DuBois led the Blue Jackets to 10 Stanley Cup playoff games last season with 10 points (four goals, six assists), which ended with a five-game loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference first round. He has scored 158 points (65 goals, 93 assists) in 234 regular-season games and 19 points (eight goals, 11 assists) in 26 playoff games.
“It’s very difficult for me when a man doesn’t want to come here at such a young age and we’ve spent so much time trying to develop him and just trying to leave,” Tortorella said. “It’s tough for me. I’m not sure if it gets to me with the seasons, I’ll be fairly honest with you, because I want to spend my time developing people who want to be here, but I’m Still want the hockey team to coach to be the best. ”