The situation of forward Pierre-Luc Dubois with the Blue Jackets has caused a lot of talk in recent days, but according to his teammate David Savard, the Quebecer remains completely committed to his team.
According to rumors raised by various media, including The Athletic, Dubois accepted a new contract of only two seasons with the Jackets, last week, primarily because he sees himself elsewhere for the long term.
But in the meantime, Dubois is at the Jackets’ training camp, and he is at work, assured Savard, Thursday, to “JiC”.
“It is something which is not in my hands”, first indicated the defender about the situation of his compatriot.
“The only thing I can say, basically, is that at the moment, he is part of our team,” he added. He works extremely hard, he hasn’t changed his attitude, nothing. “
“It’s to him that we’ll have to talk about it, or to the organization,” Savard also mentioned. For us, he is part of the team. He has a two-year contract with us, he’s not the first player there’s stuff coming out about. I think he’s here for the next two years, until we hear more. ”
And the camp, he started on the hats of wheel, affirmed the defender. Let’s say Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella took matters into his own hands.
“Everyone expected the first few days to be pretty intense, and he didn’t disappoint us,” said Savard. But I think it will relax a bit at this point and we will fall into preparation for the season. ”
Happy to have Domi on his side
Savard obviously had a say in the deal that sent teammate Josh Anderson to the Canadiens in return for Max Domi last October.
While he seems to hold Anderson in high regard, he doesn’t seem disappointed to have the tough Domi among his teammates.
“He’s a big hunk, ‘Andy’, he’s someone who can change the momentum of a game,” he said of Anderson. With hits, those things. He’s a big guy. He was able to score a lot of goals, he has done so in the past. Last year, he slowed down because of his injury. “
“But I’m also excited for what Max has been bringing since he’s been here,” he continued.
“Seeing his talent is ‘fun’ to see him up close,” said Savard. I don’t think I had the chance to appreciate him as much as there, see all the little games he is capable of playing, his work ethic. “