NHL trade rumors for June 22, 2022 feature Patrik Laine. Will be re-sign with the Blue Jackets or be traded?
NHL trade rumors circulated earlier this year on what the Columbus Blue Jackets want to do with Patrik Laine. Will they re-sign him or will he be traded? Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports that Columbus has discussed multiple contract terms with Laine, but the bigger challenge will be finding a Blue Jackets salary cap hit both sides can agree on.
“We believe in fair contracts, but the guys have to understand that they want to have a better team around them, too. That’s where there needs to be a little bit of a compromise.”
Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen
It is believed Laine is seeking a salary in the $10 million/year range and the Blue Jackets are more comfortable with a $8 million/year deal. Columbus has just over $21 million remaining in salary cap space.
Laine, 24, was selected second overall in the
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