Columbus Blue Jackets already getting serious offers for Pierre-Luc Dubois

Was there ever any doubt that once Pierre-Luc Dubois trade demands became public there would be a major market for him?

Absolutely none.

Pierre-Luc Dubois a wanted man

Sportsnet’s top insider, Elliotte Friedman went on radio today and discussed the market for Dubois.

“I think Columbus starts the season with him, but I heard that teams are not screwing around when it comes to this guy’s availability. They aren’t playing games. They’re just saying, ‘we’re interested,’ and I think some of the preliminary offers, I think they made Columbus aware that they could make a good deal here when they decide to do it.”

Elliotte Friedman via

This info is coming off the heels of TSN’s Insider Trading, where Pierre LeBrun named 7 teams that would be in on Dubois. They were the Ducks, Flames, Kings, Jets, Canadiens, Blackhawks, and Rangers.

Pierre-Luc Dubois
Pierre Luc-Dubois (USATSI)

What will the Blue Jackets do?

The situation in Columbus between the Blue Jackets and Pierre-Luc Dubois is going to be something to keep an eye on. It isn’t expected that GM Jarmo Kekalainen will make a rash or hasty move.

However, it does appear that not only does he have a number of suitors, he has serious offers.

“The word I got was that the Blue Jackets considered some of the potential moves intriguing, but I don’t know if that means they are going to do it now,” Friedman continued to explain. “I just think they know now that there’s a marketplace.”

That marketplace will only get bigger come the trade deadline and the next offseason.