Ajp_18

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Forum: Armchair-GMNov 10 at 4:51
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>yikes</b></div><div>Sums it up pretty well - maybe others and yourself on this thread can comment to add to this but

Let’s say instead of Marner it was Laine.

I feel like Columbus needs a legit goal scoring threat - not a playmaker who’s good at defence as well. Marner is great but not 10 mil - more 8-9.

Seth jones is 5 mil for 2 years than maybe 7-10 and would/ and still does provide more value to the jackets.

If it was jones for Laine + more (jets MUST add) than Columbus would entertain it as I think a guy who could get 30-50 goals would make Columbus a lot better plus playing a winger like that with Dubois would be unreal I think (I AM NOT SAYING LAINE &gt; MARNER, I am just talking a need the jackets would like)</div></div>

I think Marner would be a better fit then Laine tbh, we do have Atkinson who’s a former 40 goal scorer and Bjorkstrand who stepped up last year scoring 21 in a half season due to shutdown and injuries. We need someone to replace what Panarin brought tbh, a wing who can drive the offense and set up players like PLD, Atkinson, and Bjorkstrand.

The other issue about Laine is that he’s doesn’t play defence, and with torts as the head coach you better know how to play defence or you aren’t going to play.

I’d say the best fit would be Hoffman, but he’s also a UFA and you just have to convince him to come to Columbus and you lose nothing for acquiring him. Columbus doesn’t have the assets to go an acquire a top scorer unless the want to hurt the team to do so.
Forum: Armchair-GMNov 10 at 3:57