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Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice reacts to the Patrik Laine trade

Winnipeg bench boss spoke today following the optional about the big blockbuster trade.

The Jets and Senators are set to do battle tonight but all the focus today was on the blockbuster trade between the Jets and Blue Jackets. Hear from bench boss Paul Maurice who spoke today about the big news.


1. What are they giving up/what are they getting in this deal?
2. What is his take on what didn’t work out for Laine in Winnipeg?
3. How does he get the team re-focused on the game tonight?
4. What does he do with Paul Stastny when Dubois can play?
5. When a player like Laine wants out, how much is one him?
6. Did he have the chance to speak to Laine after trade was made?
7. On Dubois’s exit from Columbus, what is he expecting?
8. Was this an inevitable outcome with Laine and could have it been different?
9. To what degree would his desire to leave been interpersonal?
10. Is he expecting Ottawa to play with a burr up their saddle?
11. Does he have a lasting memory of Laine?
12. What insight can Eric Dubois (Moose assistant coach) provide on his son?
13. On what he sees with Jack Roslovic in Columbus?
14. What was determining factor in not playing Heinola tonight?