Laine relegated to the 4th line

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  1. serp Registered User

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    His value must be at an alltime low. You don't want make a deal in that situation unless you have no choice.

    Also Torts contract ends when the season is over . No need to fire him just don't re-sign him.
     
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    The guy became addicted to Fortnite in the middle of generational talks.
     
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    Sorry to burst your bubble but Columbus has to decide between qualifying him, meaning minimum 7.5M number on his contract, or letting him walk as a UFA on July 1.
     
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    I've thought about this, and in any other situation I'd not want Laine (on the kind of contract he's going to get) on my team. But with Quenneville in charge and Barkov there to nudge him in the right direction? I think that's probably the best case scenario for him getting his act in gear.
     
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    Pulj is terrible. Essentially a fourth line checker playing with McDavid. The average overweight HFer could score on that line.
     
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    Exactly that. He was a damn fine player. 791 points in 869 games isn't too shabby.
     
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    How does Montreal aid him?
     
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    Torts put Gaborik, Zuccarello, Richards and others on the 4th line so Laine is not the first. I would not be shocked if he scores 30 next season.
     
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    Seems just like yesterday he was being hailed the savior of the Winnipeg Jets
     
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    Huh? Hall had two seasons in a row early in his career where he was top 10 in points in the league driving his line. Then he hurt his shoulder and wasn't the same until his hart trophy season is NJ where he drove all the offense himself and then the next season he got hurt but was again on pace for over 90 pts driving the offense himself.
     
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    Can’t they technically trade his RFA rights if a team is willing to qualify him? That’s at least something
     
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    I remember saying laine could be like heatley. It was like I flew to Finland and kicked every single poster’s dog.

    turns out that was an insult to heatley
     
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    I feel like it is important to note that Laine got lined up with Dalpe and Gerbe. Now people can say what they want, but there are two players who continue to be resilient and fight for their place in the league. That kind of mentality and focus can very easily rub off on people, especially since the common narrative about Laine is him lacking effort or passion. Put him with a couple players who see their careers differently, meaning more fragile, and Torts might get what he is looking for.
     
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    One day, Laine will have a coach that plays to his strengths and not his weaknesses. Just hope the Jackets are smart enough to hire the right guy.
     
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    He goes to Montreal for Kotkaniemi and habs fans will be laughing at the deal for 20 years.
     

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