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Keeping Laine

Created by: TrueNorth
Initial Creation Date: Oct 16, 2020
Published: Oct 16, 2020 at 2:42
Team: 2020-21 Winnipeg Jets
Team Explanation
Laine has never publicly indicated a desire to be traded. He has consistently asked for the opportunity to play top line 5 on 5. Winnipeg would forever regret trading Laine. For three seasons, the team has twisted itself in knots to keep Scheifele and Wheeler together. The captain needs to be a leader and the coach has to stop preventing the growth of the graduates of their draft and develop system. I like Stastny but his 6.5M in cap hit could have been better spent on a 1 year deal for a high-end free agent defenseman. Give Laine, Copp, and Rosy the chance to play offensive minutes and extend them early in the year so the Jets don't do into the offseason with those contracts looming.

Whichever of Samberg or Heinola earn the 2LD spot out of camp. I would be very frustrated if the Jets signed a LDH to a longer term contract as the future of the left side is bright. Pionk, DeMelo and Poolman are all mid to bottom pairing guys and unless Niku gets his poop in a group, he will not be that top guy either. A true #1 RHD is actually the largest gap on the team for the foreseeable future. The 2015 line (Harkins-Roslovic-Appleton) have played well as a unit. Give them the chance to earn minutes. Copp and Lowry have great chemistry and anchor one of the best fourth lines in the central. Unless Chevy can find an easy way out of Perreault's final year, he may as well play with them.

Niku and Vesalainen have a final chance to earn a roster spot but the signings on Thompson, Toninato, Forbort, Sbisa and Beaulieu make that a tougher climb. If either can't earn the spot out of training camp, get what you can for them before they age out.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Harkins, Jansen2$1,000,000
Niku, Sami2$1,000,000
Roslovic, Jack2$2,000,000
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Patrik Laine: $1,755,000 (26%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2021
WPG
WPG
WPG
WPG
WPG
2022
WPG
WPG
WPG
WPG
WPG
WPG
2023
WPG
WPG
WPG
WPG
WPG
WPG
WPG
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$79,500,356$0$150,000$1,999,644
Left WingCenterRight Wing
WPG
Laine, Patrik
$4,995,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
WPG
Scheifele, Mark
$6,125,000
C
NTC
UFA - 4
WPG
Ehlers, Nikolaj
$6,000,000
RW, LW
UFA - 5
WPG
Connor, Kyle
$7,142,857
LW
UFA - 6
WPG
Stastny, Paul
$6,500,000
C
NTC
UFA - 1
WPG
Wheeler, Blake
$8,250,000
RW, C
NMC
UFA - 4
WPG
Harkins, Jansen
$1,000,000
LW
RFA - 2
WPG
Roslovic, Jack
$2,000,000
RW, C
RFA - 2
WPG
Appleton, Mason
$900,000
RW, C
RFA - 2
WPG
Copp, Andrew
$2,280,000
C, LW
RFA - 1
WPG
Lowry, Adam
$2,916,666
C
UFA - 1
WPG
Perreault, Mathieu
$4,125,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
WPG
Thompson, Nate
$750,000
C
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
WPG
Morrissey, Joshua
$6,250,000
LD
UFA - 8
WPG
DeMelo, Dylan
$3,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 4
WPG
Hellebuyck, Connor
$6,166,666
G
UFA - 4
WPG
Samberg, Dylan
$925,000
LD
RFA - 3
WPG
Pionk, Neal
$3,000,000
RD
RFA - 1
WPG
Brossoit, Laurent
$1,500,000
G
UFA - 1
WPG
Forbort, Derek
$1,000,000
LD
UFA - 1
WPG
Poolman, Tucker
$775,000
RD
UFA - 1
WPG
Heinola, Ville
$894,167
LD
RFA - 3
WPG
Beaulieu, Nathan
$1,250,000
LD/RD
UFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
WPG
Little, Bryan
$5,291,667
C, RW
NTC
UFA - 4

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Oct 16, 2020 at 2:58
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Joined: Sep 2020
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Connor-scheifele-wheeler has been their best line for two years, laine still gets top pp time. He needs to be a team player.
 
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