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The Hockey PDOcast: Breaking down the blockbuster Patrik Laine and Pierre-Luc Dubois trade

The chatter about this weekend’s blockbuster deal continues with this informative chat.

Alison Lukan and Murat Ates join the show to discuss the blockbuster trade between the Blue Jackets and Jets, how Pierre-Luc Dubois and Patrik Laine will fit with their new teams, and how they can get the most out of them moving forward.

Topics include:

The timeline leading up to the trade
What the market was actually like for Dubois
Why Jarmo Kekalainen made the move
Why the Jets were the perfect trade partner
How much of PLD’s rep as a player is deserved
How his passing is a great fit next to Jets shooters
Whether he’ll be able to improve their team defense
Where things went wrong for Laine in Winnipeg
What’s to blame for the dip in his shooting %
How CBJ can get his shot back to where it was
Whether CBJ’s system can cover for his limitations
How they can get the most out of his tools
Winners and losers of the trade
The next contract for both