Bruce Bennett/USA TODAY Sports

Film Room: What Pierre-Luc Dubois can learn from Artemi Panarin's small-area game

After a disappointing 2021 season, Pierre-Luc Dubois told the "32 Thoughts Podcast" that he struggled to win puck battles. 

"Physically, I wasn't where I wanted to be," he said. It affected the rest of his game. 

To help himself get back on track this summer, the Jets centre dissected videos of great small-area players, citing obvious names like Leon DraisaitlAnze Kopitar and Aleksander Barkov. But curiously, Dubois added another player, one who didn't fit the power forward mould, his ex-teammate with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Artemi Panarin.

Access this article with EP Premium

Go Premium to access this article

Register your Premium-membership at to get access to this article and more quality, in-depth coverage at EP Rinkside

This article is about:
NHL New York Rangers Winnipeg Jets NHL Pierre-Luc Dubois Artemi Panarin
Scoring Leaders