John Tortorella Denies Benching Pierre-Luc Dubois

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John Tortorella Denies Benching Pierre-Luc Dubois 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:40 am

Blue Jackets center Pierre-Luc Dubois has requested a trade from the team, which is why interest around the league was piqued when he didn\'t take a regular shift during the second period of the team\'s 3-2 win over Detroit on Monday.

Coach John Tortorella denied he \"benched\" the 22-year-old scorer.

\"You guys are really dissecting this benching and sitting. I guess I benched Max [Domi] the other night, you said. Slow down, boys. You\'ll know when I bench someone. I have to make decisions when the game is being played, when I think someone is going at certain times. But don\'t try to manifest something as far as the benching. That\'s all part of a three-period hockey game.\"


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