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Columbus Blue Jackets forward Patrik Laine is reportedly close to a trade


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June 14, 2024  (5:59 PM)
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Columbus Blue Jackets forward Patrik Laine
Photo credit: The Columbus Dispatch

After making it clear he was ready for a trade, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Patrik Laine is closer to a move with the Montreal Canadiens at the front of the line.

Patrik Laine has had a complicated history in the NHL. The now 26-year-old forward has six seasons with more than 50 points. However, due to inconsistency and personal struggles, the player has had to take some time away from the ice.
"Via Patrik Laine's Instagram story: He will be stepping away from the game 'for a while.' Reason: 'I have recognized the importance of prioritizing my mental health and well being.'

Wishing Laine the absolute best and a speedy recovery."

Despite this time off the ice in the Player's Assistance Program, Laine still had some of his mind on the league, asking for a trade away from his current NHL home with the Columbus Blue Jackets. According to senior NHL columnist Pierre LeBrun, both parties have reportedly been working on a trade deal.
"Patrik Laine 'wants a fresh start' and both sides are working on a trade, according to @PierreVLeBrun"

One of the front-running teams in acquiring this player is the Montreal Canadiens. The deal primarily discussed involves trading Laine for Filip Mesar and the 26th overall pick in the upcoming NHL draft.
"Habs: Patrik Laine

Jackets: 26th overall, Filip Mesar

Who says no?"

Many users voted that the deal would be worse for Columbus than Montreal. However, commenters were not certain Laine would be a good fit for the Canadiens provided the player's cost and recent mental state.
With so many moving parts, it could be some time before Patrik Laine gets a deal and knows his new team. Hopefully, wherever he ends up, he can thrive and be happier than he has been in the last few seasons.
Source: Habs Fanatics
We finally have a concrete trade offer for Patrik Laine between MTL and CBJ
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Columbus Blue Jackets forward Patrik Laine is reportedly close to a trade

Will Patrik Laine be a good fit for the Montreal Canadiens?

Yes1830.5 %
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