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My hot take on Laine

Created by: Hedman77
Initial Creation Date: Sep 22, 2019
Published: Sep 22 at 5:12 pm
Team: 2019-20 Winnipeg Jets
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Everyone on this site including me is undervaluing him. He was being compared to Ovechkin ~365 days ago. Being the 2nd overall pick just adds to his already insane value.

Who here remembers the Marner for Hanifin trades? How about Nylander for Parayko? Some would argue Parayko is the best defenseman on STL. And Marner needs no explanation. My point is if 30 goals is a down year, he’s gonna be one hell of a hockey player.
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2020
WPG
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WPG
WPG
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2021
WPG
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WPG
WPG
WPG
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2022
WPG
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20$81,500,000$66,049,164$0$272,500$15,450,836
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WPG
Perreault, Mathieu
$4,125,000
LW, C
NTC
UFA - 2
WPG
Scheifele, Mark
$6,125,000
C
UFA - 5
WPG
Wheeler, Blake
$8,250,000
RW, C
NMC
UFA - 5
WPG
Bourque, Gabriel
$700,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
WPG
Little, Bryan
$5,291,666
C, RW
NMC
UFA - 5
WPG
Ehlers, Nikolaj
$6,000,000
RW, LW
UFA - 6
WPG
Lowry, Adam
$2,916,666
C
UFA - 2
WPG
Roslovic, Jack
$894,166
RW, C
RFA - 1
WPG
Copp, Andrew
$2,280,000
C, LW
RFA - 2
WPG
Appleton, Mason
$741,667
RW, C
RFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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Kulikov, Dmitry
$4,333,333
LD
NTC
UFA - 1
WPG
Byfuglien, Dustin
$7,600,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 2
WPG
Hellebuyck, Connor
$6,166,666
G
UFA - 5
WPG
Morrissey, Joshua
$3,150,000
LD
UFA - 1
WPG
Pionk, Neal
$3,000,000
RD
RFA - 2
WPG
Brossoit, Laurent
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G
UFA - 1
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Beaulieu, Nathan
$1,000,000
LD
UFA - 1
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Niku, Sami
$775,000
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RFA - 1
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Comrie, Eric
$700,000
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RFA - 2
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Poolman, Tucker
$775,000
RD
UFA - 2

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Sep 22 at 5:15
#1
Formerly klondikebar
Joined: Mar 2019
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couldn’t have said it better myself
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Sep 22 at 5:17
#2
Thread Starter
#DisruptTheNight
Joined: Mar 2017
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And for what it’s worth, if Winnipeg trades Laine they might as well move back to Atlanta too
Sep 22 at 5:26
#3
Jets
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 605
Likes: 478
It's only a hot take because people are so short-sighted when it comes to sports. You are spot on. Trading Laine would be the stupidest decision in Jets 2.0 history by a long way. Thankfully I don't see Chevy doing that at all.
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Sep 22 at 5:28
#4
Leafs
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 659
Likes: 171
I smell a Taylor Hall for adam Larsson type deal coming. if they trade him it will be irrationally to fill the hole of byfuglien and it'll go down as the worst jets trade in a long time
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Sep 22 at 5:31
#5
Jarmo Kekäläinen
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 387
Likes: 125
Respectable. My opinion is that when he's not scoring goals he's trash defensively and he scores in bunches at a time so when he's not scoring he's just a body on the ice. He definitely has that potential to be a better player with and without the puck. I just hope he can round out his game a little bit more every year.
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Sep 22 at 5:32
#6
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 1,497
Likes: 556
Preach it sister, I've been saying it for a while. Laine had 80 goals in his first 155 nhl games (first 2 years). Thats over .5 goals per game. Literally only 1 person playing in the league had a better gpg alin their rookie and sophomore years
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Sep 22 at 5:43
#7
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 865
Likes: 353
I totally agree. So tired of seeing posts of him being traded for Leddy, Risto, Faulk, etc. He's worth way more than those players even though his attitude is not quite ideal.
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Sep 22 at 5:44
#8
MisstheWhalers
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 5,191
Likes: 1,575
Quoting: Hedman77
And for what it’s worth, if Winnipeg trades Laine they might as well move back to Atlanta too


Totally agree, I'm a Jets fan and I've said the same thing. If they don't get this Laine situation sorted they're really not cut out for the big leagues, should just stick with being a home to an AHL team.
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Sep 22 at 5:51
#9
GoJetsGo
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 500
Likes: 127
100%.
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Sep 22 at 5:55
#10
Waive4WPG
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 973
Likes: 366
Glad someone finally said it, jets fan here. I love speculating Laine trades, but when I try to put out something realistic the other teams fan base freaks out cause i “overvalue” him lol. Imagine if WSH traded OV within the first 3 years. They’d look like absolute idiots. Like many have mentioned, if WPG makes a rash decision to trade laine to fill buffs spot they should fold tbh. The guy is gonna be a perennial 40 goal scorer. Paul Maurice does not properly utilize him and it’s just a fact that he should be getting over-extended looks on the 1st line. Sign him to 3x7 and get the f*ck going.
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Sep 22 at 7:19
#11
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 518
Likes: 83
Quoting: Hedman77
And for what it’s worth, if Winnipeg trades Laine they might as well move back to Atlanta too


Nah, Winnipeg values the team way more than any one player. Chevy better get the hell out of town though!
Sep 22 at 7:31
#12
Thread Starter
#DisruptTheNight
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 5,844
Likes: 2,505
Quoting: Ducky10
Nah, Winnipeg values the team way more than any one player. Chevy better get the hell out of town though!


I was making a joke
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