LeBrun: 10 NHL executives offer their take on the Pierre-Luc Dubois-Patrik Laine trade

Jarmo Kekalainen spoke to two-thirds of the league about young center Pierre-Luc Dubois but in the end, heaven Jackets GM made the deal numerous individuals believed was predestined to happen.

I reflect to my column on Jan. 4, tying the Dubois and Patrik Laine circumstances together and wondering how each GM would fare in such a difficult area.

Eventually, they helped each other out.

” It is a great move for both teams, as it gets 2 gamers who clearly didn’t wish to be there out and both teams brought in a young, top gamer who I presume will desire to be with their brand-new group,” previous Flyers GM Ron Hextall stated Saturday. “That must assist the chemistry in both locker-rooms. It puts your leadership group and your coach in an unenviable and uncomfortable position if you have a malcontent player, particularly in this case, with the quality of players included.”.

It will be remarkable to return in five years and ten years to debate …