Patrik Laine RUMORS & NEWS

  • Blue Jackets Patrik Laine Calls Himself Out Over Last Season

    NHL Trade Rumors "Once Patrik Laine was traded from the Winnipeg Jets to the Columbus Blue Jackets he was supposed to once again find his scoring touch and be one of the best snipers in the league. Instead he was benched multiple times by his then coach and couldn't seem to find his game. How bad was it?..." September 24

  • Blue Jackets' Patrik Laine accepting $7.5M qualifying offer for 2021-22 season

    Sportsnet "Columbus Blue Jackets sniper Patrik Laine is accepting his qualifying offer and will earn $7.5 million for the 2021-22 season, per Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Laine, a restricted free agent, was coming off a two-year, $13.5-million bridge deal signed with..." July 27

  • Blue Jackets' star Patrik Laine criticizes John Tortorella's coaching style

    Dispatch "Patrik Laine is singing a new tune.  After shouldering the blame in May for having the worst offensive output of his career, the Blue Jackets forward dumped a significant portion of blame for it this week on..." July 14

  • Panthers Potentially Interested in Patrik Laine

    NHL Trade Talk "As per Elliotte Friedman’s 31 Thoughts article on Tuesday, “I’m curious to see if Florida asks about Patrik Laine. He and Aleksander Barkov have a good relationship.” Friedman adds that the Panthers are expected to be aggressive in pursuit of..." June 16

  • Blue Jackets' Patrik Laine: 'I want to stay here for sure'

    The Score "Patrik Laine confirmed his desire to remain with the Columbus Blue Jackets despite a turbulent first season with the club. The 23-year-old notched an underwhelming 21 points over 45 games after arriving in Columbus from the Winnipeg Jets, and he didn't seem..." May 11

  • Jarmo Kekalainen: 'Self-explanatory' Patrik Laine returns

    1st Ohio Battery "For the first time as Columbus Blue Jackets general manager, Jarmo Kekalainen will have the offseason responsibility of hiring a head coach for the club. Speaking to media Monday morning, Kekalainen provided his initial thoughts on what the franchise will look for in their new bench..." May 10