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Patrick Laine Seems A Bit Unsure About His Future With Winnipeg

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,

Patrik Laine says contract talks with the Winnipeg Jets have been non-existent all summer and he isn’t sure what it means for his future with the team.

As one of several prominent NHL restricted free agents still without a new deal, the sniper is currently entering the late stages of summer training under a cloud of uncertainty. Speaking before the Finnish Alumni All-Star Game about an hour north of Helsinki, Laine told Sportsnet that he’s confident he’ll playing "somewhere" next season.

He just doesn’t know if that somewhere will be Winnipeg.

"Well you never know. It’s still business, you’ve got to be prepared for anything," Laine said Friday. "But yeah, you never know where you’re going to play next year so I’m just prepared for anything."

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added 4:37pm, Video of Laine talking with Johnston is below.

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Paul's avatar

Fridays, especially during the summer are slow but I was going to bring up the topic of ‘What RFA Has The Best Chance Of Not Being On A Roster At The Start Of The Season’.

I think we may have the answer.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 08/16/19 at 01:57 PM ET

SYF's avatar

What is going on in the ‘Peg?

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 08/16/19 at 06:41 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

All the agents are stalling waiting for Marner to sign so they can ride on that contracts coat tails to more money.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 08/17/19 at 12:08 AM ET

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Marner can’t sign until the second day of the season. Teams can go 10% over the cap in the offseason, so Toronto has around $5M at the moment. They will have around $10.5M on the second day of the season, or up to $13M if they succeed to clear $2.9M to start the season. Looking at the CapFriendly, they don’t have waiver.exempt players on the 23-men roster, so starting with 20-men roster means potentially losing some players. And I don’t see anyone on the roster that they wouldn’t mind losing who can clear enough cap space.

Posted by Davor on 08/17/19 at 06:42 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Why do the good players in Winipeg seem reluctant to stay? They are a good team… Could be a great team but if I’m a Ufa I’m asking why Laine and Trouba don’t seem too rah rah about the club.

Posted by TreKronor on 08/18/19 at 12:18 PM ET

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Why do the good players in Winipeg seem reluctant to stay?

Who said he’s reluctant to stay?

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 08/18/19 at 09:47 PM ET

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