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NHL rumors: Patrik Laine wants to be paid, Columbus wants compromise


change rumors circulated in advance this yr on what the Columbus Blue Jackets need to do with Laine. Will they re-sign him or will he be traded?

Portzline of The Athletic reviews that Columbus has mentioned more than one contract terms with Laine, however the bigger task will be locating a Jackets salary cap hit both facets can agree on.

“We believe in honest contracts, however the guys have to understand that they want to have a higher team round them, too. That’s wherein there needs to be a touch little bit of a compromise.”

Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen

It is thought Laine is searching for a profits in the $10 million/12 months range and the Blue Jackets are extra secure with a $eight million/yr deal. Columbus has just over $21 million closing in salary cap space.

Laine, 24, turned into selected 2nd typical in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

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