Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman chat about the Jets at the 36:20 mark of the podcast. It runs seven minutes. He was asked to expand his thoughts on PLD which starts at the 40:00 minute mark (some of which is quoted below).
Some of the notable comments from Freidman:
“The word I got from somebody in the organization is there’s fatigue”.
Compared it to a marriage going sideways.
Felt the fatigue has stretched to the fan base as well.
On Pierre-Luc Dubois:
Friedman was asked to expand on his PLD comments from Saturday’s show and this is what he had to say:
“I don’t think Pierre-Luc Dubois wants to be traded or anything like that. I don’t think that the Winnipeg Jets are looking to trade Pierre-Luc Dubois or anything like that. But I think, here’s a guy, and we talk about this all the time, when you first start the club has the hammer in contract negotiations. If they want to use it, it’s a long time till you can become an unrestricted free agent. And eventually that starts tipping over towards the player. Well Pierre-Luc Dubois is finishing his fifth year and he’s two years away from unrestricted free agency and if he does not want to sign long-term the power really slips to him.”
Marek interjected saying that Dubois is arbitration eligible.
“I think the Jets would like to sign long-term but I don’t know how he feels about that. And if he’s not willing to do a long term deal what are the Jets going to do here? And I just had a couple of people say to me ‘watch this one’.”
Friedman went on to tie it all back into the long term plans for the Jets overall.