The dust is starting to settle somewhat, but the deal that sent Quebecer Pierre-Luc Dubois to the Winnipeg Jets created a lot of turmoil in the National Hockey League. And one of the main players in this exchange involving star players, a rare occurrence in the NHL, was Quebec agent Pat Brisson.
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Brisson, who in addition to Dubois represents a host of other NHL players, including Sidney Crosby, is one of the most influential agents in the hockey world.
Dubois was traded to the Winnipeg Jets a few days ago against Finnish forward Patrik Laine in particular. The Quebecois’ problems with the Ohio organization had become evident and team general manager Jarmo Kekalainen had no choice but to trade the center player.
However, Dubois had foreseen the blow and had verbalized the situation to Brisson.
“Pierre-Luc was able to express himself, to explain to me how he felt and what he wanted for his career,” said Brisson on Friday in an interview on the show. JiC on the waves of VAT Sports. I take my hat off to him, because often young people can wait for the train to pass before speaking.
“Pierre-Luc was frank with me. We had good discussions. From the discussions we had, I was able to give him advice on what it will take for him to reach his goals. “
Obviously, Brisson cannot predict the future, but the experience he has gained over the years has allowed him to assess what might happen. And he was not wrong.
“I told him it won’t happen by shouting ‘scissors’, it can happen next week or it can take six months, eight months,” Brisson continued. We had a strategy. The strategy worked. I had seen with the experience of the past what was going to happen. “
“I expected the process to go as it did. We have reached the goal. My client is satisfied. He’s happy in Winnipeg and can’t wait to get started. ”
Dubois still has not donned the Jets uniform as he is undergoing a mandatory quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic. In five games with the Blue Jackets, the Quebecer has amassed a goal.