Ramblings: Texier, Copp Filling In Nicely; Hart, Canucks Goalies Struggling (Jan 24)

Ian Gooding

2021-01-24

You've probably heard by now that the Blue Jackets were finally able to trade Pierre-Luc Dubois, sending him and a third-round pick to the Jets for Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic. You can read the fantasy take here. I won't reiterate what I already mentioned in the article. Both teams involved were in action on Saturday, so I'll instead focused on a few related notes from their games.

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Alexandre Texier assisted on Zach Werenski's third period goal. He's averaged over 19 minutes over the past two games (remember that Dubois was benched for most of the last game). Texier now has three goals and two assists in six games, so he already stands to benefit from the trade. Texier is widely available, as his ownership level is only 7 percent in Yahoo leagues.

Texier lined up with Oliver Bjorkstrand and Boone Jenner, the latter of whom led all Jackets forwards with 22 minutes of icetime. Jenner also has four points in six games along with four hits in each of his last two games. Jenner, the type of player well-suited for a John Tortorella system, has increased value in leagues that count hits and/or faceoffs.

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As for Winnipeg, you might be wondering what the incentive is for making a trade when a player can't start for another two weeks. There was no immediate loss for the Jets because one player (Laine) is on IR while the other (Roslovic) hasn't reported to the team. So it is pretty much status quo for the Jets.

And the Jets weren't lacking for goals on Wednesday, scoring four third-period goals en route to a 6-3 win over Ottawa. Mark Scheifele and Paul Stastny each scored a goal while adding two assists.

With a goal and an assist, Kyle Connor now has four goals and nine points in his first f