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For 2 long weeks, Dubois immersed himself in game film provided by his new employer and worked out in his living room."The Jets are one of the teams I disliked playing versus," Dubois stated."Two fantastic players," Dubois stated. A 3rd total choice in 2016, Dubois gathered 159 points in his first 239 video games. "I can play well defensively, play well offensively, I can block shots, I can hit, I can score, I can pass.
With Mark Scheifele on board, the Jets have a lot of depth up the middle.(Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Under the more-relaxed quarantine rules in the U.S., Laine has currently scored three objectives in 3 games for Columbus (Roslovic has actually collected one goal and 6 points in 6 looks with heaven Jackets).

Dubois knows he needs to remain real to himself and not try to be somebody he is not-- in spite of the inevitable contrasts to Laine.

"I'm a two-way forward, a two-way centre," he said. "I can play well defensively, play well offensively, I can block shots, I can hit, I can score, I can pass. I attempt to be the man that does whatever out there -- supports his wingers, supports his defencemen, talks ...

"Ever because I was a kid, maturing with a daddy as a coach, he tried to instil in me details of the game, stuff that doesn't always appear on the stats sheet, however at the end of the video game matters."

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Two dissatisfied star forwards lastly get their desire, and are going out of town. 1:56 Main goals The Sainte-Agathe-des Monts, Que., item need not put pressure on himself to dominate the nightly highlights bundle. His main objectives are to suit a new dressing room and play the function assigned by head coach Paul Maurice. Dubois is anticipated to make his debut for the Jets Tuesday versus the Calgary Flames.

"The Jets are one of the teams I hated playing against," Dubois said. "They can play physical and quick. They can play offence. They can play D. They can bring everything to the table.

"I think there's a great deal of talent in the forward group and whoever you're playing with, you're having fun with a really remarkable player."

In Sunday's practice, Dubois skated on a line with veteran Trevor Lewis and Winnipeg's leading goal scorer, Kyle Connor.

"Two incredible gamers," Dubois said. "K.C. is among the most underrated players in the NHL and Lewie brings that experience, simply assisting me with all the systems and everything. He can pass the puck, he works truly tough, so it felt truly great to be out there with those two."

For Dubois, the expectations in Winnipeg are tremendous, offered the Jets got him in addition to a third-round pick from Columbus for dissatisfied left wing Patrik Laine and equally irritated forward Jack Roslovic.

A 3rd general choice in 2016, Dubois collected 159 points in his very first 239 games. His relationship with Columbus head coach John Tortorella broke down in explosive fashion, and the youngster asked for a modification in location code.

Fans in Winnipeg naturally mourned the departure of Laine, a second-overall choice in 2016. At age 22, Laine has the potential to win the Rocket Richard Trophy, as the league's top goal scorer, for several years to come.

Outstanding depth

But the Jets now possess perhaps the most remarkable depth up the middle in the whole NHL with Dubois, Mark Scheifele, Paul Stastny and Adam Lowry.

"That Patrik Laine trade is so challenging to do and the something that you can do [is] to make it best to get a centreman," Maurice said, heaping praise on basic supervisor Kevin Cheveldayoff. "That's the one manner in which you can have a goal-scorer leave your group-- and he's going to score a horrible lot of objectives -- but if you can generate a centreman, you've put your group in really good shape for an extremely long period of time."