Even though the Montreal Canadiens' season is underway it's kind of on the back burner for fans right now thanks to some trade rumours.
Columbus Blue Jackets' forward and Quebec native, Pierre-Luc Dubois, has requested a trade out of Columbus.
While rumours automatically connected Dubois with Montreal the internet blew up yesterday when Nick Kypreos mentioned that Montreal was Dubois' destination of choice.
However it might not be happening any time soon according to Canadiens' insider Renaud Lavoie.
Lavoie says that trades between American and Canadian teams are virtually impossible this year because a player will have to isolate for 14 days which would likely lead the player to missing about seven games.
As Lavoie points out, seven games missed during a 56 game season is a huge hole, especially in an all Canadian division where almost every single team has a shot at the playoffs.
While a trade during the offseason is still possible, this gives American teams an advantage at landing Dubois.
Lots of speculations on P-L Dubois and his next destination. Trades between Canadian teams and American teams are going to be difficult this season. A player crossing the border will miss 7 games because he’ll have to quarantine 14 days. That’s a lot in a 56 games schedule.
— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) January 15, 2021