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32 Thoughts Podcast: Elliotte Friedman talks Winnipeg Jets offseason audit & expands on Pierre-Luc Dubois

Some Jets chatter between Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

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.

Time for some Wednesday night hockey in Winnipeg.

Reminder: The game isn't being televised so you'll either have to be there or watch via the Jets website.

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An hour to go before the Jets and Flames get underway in Winnipeg.

Let the pre-game report get you set up ahead of the action.

Topics covered in today's media availability with Jets head coach Rick Bowness following morning skate included:

- 'to do' list before home opener
- how team adapted to system
- knowing players on and off ice
- team building in Banff

And more.

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