Joined: Jul 2018
Deal seems fair since it seems in the middle of what his on ice value could be. I feel like Laine has to be one of the most volatile players to give a value too. He drives almost his entire value from his ability to score at higher percentages from any area than the average NHLer with a lethal wrist shot. I know that sounds like a lot of goal scorers, but I don't know if there is another player that is so elite at a stat like that, who doesn't also drive play, create more high danger chances, elevate his teammates. Laine seems like a pretty average hockey player at every facet of the game that isn't shooting, it's a strange thing to see.
This isn't to say he is bad without his shot, just not a superstar, which means anytime he is gone a little cold, you are paying star money for a guy basically providing similar value to a middle six winger.