How could Don Sweeney pass up on this massive trade opportunity?

Maverick Mitchell
June 22, 2024  (2:16 PM)

Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney addressing the NHL Media.
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Boston Bruins' General Manger Don Sweeney just missed a massive trade opportunity to land Pierre-Luc Dubois from the Los Angeles Kings.

Per NHL Insider and Sportsnet analyst Elliotte Freidman, The Bruins were on the hunt to try and land a big name at Centre, and it seemed that Pierre-Luc Dubois was the front runner to fill that role.
On PLD: Elliotte says a pretty good source told him there were other teams who were legitimately interested in acquiring him. Elliotte and Jeff guess it's Boston and Montreal. #GoKingsGo #AllCaps #NHLBruins #GoHabsGo #NHL

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The B's were close on acquiring the 25-year-old but ultimately lost out to the Washington Capitals who sent over Goalie Darcy Kuemper for PLD in a one for one deal.
ICYMI Yesterday: Los Angeles traded Pierre Luc Dubois to Washington for Darcy Kuemper. #GoKingsGo #AllCaps #NHL

Dubois is coming off signing an 8-year $8.5 million dollar deal (AAV), but after an underperforming 1st season, the Kings clearly saw enough and instead of buying him out, they were able to add a very competent Goalie in Kuemper.
In 82 game last season for L.A, Dubois had career lows across the board, he tallied 16 goals and 24 assists for a total of 40 points and a +/- of -9.
Here's an iso of Pierre-Luc Dubois' final shift for the Blue Jackets tonight. The center saw 3:55 of ice time for the night and did not take a shift after the first period.

As seen above, it probably was a positive that the Bruins didn't land PLD. He has a history of bad attitude and a lack of effort that really doesn't mesh with the Bruins style of hockey. He is a player that you never really know what you are going to get on a nightly basis.
Source: Bruins Insider
Don Sweeney just missed out on a blockbuster trade reported by Elliotte Friedman
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How could Don Sweeney pass up on this massive trade opportunity?

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