There were a few problems with Laine in Winnipeg, which could've been very easily resolutions with the Winnipeg Jets in his case, the others being from my understanding was his relationship with Wheeler and Scheifele. But everything was all set for him there, but the other issue was he believed he was worth a lot more money and was the face of the franchise. Laine, even at his very best, is not a face of a franchise. He's worth at most $6M AAV when playing at an above-average level of hockey. I still think he's a good player, Columbus is just a very horrible fit for him. If he's going to rebound somewhere I believe he could do it in Winnipeg again as I could see him returning to Winnipeg. But I wonder if Columbus exposes him to Seattle, which I also believe wouldn't be a fit for him just yet. I honestly believe the four best options for him are Florida, Colorado, Carolina or Edmonton. He just needs to take a bridge contract to prove himself.