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Don't pay me, trade me: Jets' Dubois

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Another summer, another chapter in the Pierre-Luc Dubois drama.

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Reports indicate the Winnipeg Jets power forward would rather be traded this summer than sign another one-year contract extension in Winnipeg.

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Dubois, who turns 25 later this month, will become a restricted free agent when his contract expires in July, so the Jets still have control of his situation.

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A one-year contract extension would take him to unrestricted free agency next summer, but his agent, Pat Brisson, has reportedly asked the Jets to work on a trade, instead.

Last summer, Brisson floated the idea of his Quebec-born client someday playing for Montreal, and those rumours will only heat up with this latest news.

Dubois scored 27 goals and recorded a career-high 36 assists in 73 games last season, earning $6 million on a one-year deal.

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After the Jets were knocked out of the playoffs in the first round, he was asked about speculation he was as good as gone.

“There’s a lot of fake things out there, a lot of people saying they heard this or they heard that,” he said. “At the end of the day, I haven’t said anything or done anything. It’s just speculation… I haven’t made a decision.”

Dubois also said it was important for him to eventually have control of his destiny as an unrestricted free agent, and to have a longer-term contract.

“When you have that long-term security, you can think into the future a bit more. This year I was just thinking one game at a time, one day at a time. It would be great to get a long-term deal, but we’ll see at happens.”

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