Patrik Laine with the Canadiens? The price would be revealed

David St-Jean
May 23, 2024  (10:25)

Patrik Laine
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It's known that Kent Hughes is looking to improve the Canadiens' top 6 and intends to make a significant move. Rumors mention Martin Necas, but why not Patrik Laine?

Martin St. Louis can bring out the best in his players, even in someone like Joel Armia, who shares a somewhat nonchalant profile with Laine.
Furthermore, the 6'5" Finn would cost much less to acquire than Martin Necas, and he has proven he can belong to the elite.
Laine had a 44-goal season and several others with 30. He has produced at a pace of over 70 points in 82 games five times in his career and is only 26 years old.
Former Canadiens scout Grant McCagg thinks he would be a great addition.
"The Canadiens could try to acquire him at a discount to give him a fresh start with Martin St. Louis in Montreal. This is what former CH professional scout Grant McCagg, now an analyst for the Recrutes site, suggests."

- HABSolumentFan

A reasonable price for acquiring Patrik Laine

According to McCagg, Kent Hughes should offer the Jets' 1st-round pick (26th overall) and Jordan Harris. This would be a real bargain!
Let's recall that Trevor Timmins is now in Columbus and that Marc Bergevin could join him as the new GM. Timmins loves Harris and has always liked him. It was these two who selected Harris with the Canadiens.
If such an offer is indeed on the table, Kent Hughes should accept it.
Patrik Laine has a contract worth $8.7 million for two more seasons. He has had personal issues and injuries in the past, but at this price, he is worth the risk.
He is a 26-year-old player entering the prime years of his career and could thrive with Nick Suzuki or Kirby Dach as his center.

Source Habsolumentfan.com :
Un analyste propose une transaction pour amener Patrik Laine à Montréal
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Patrik Laine with the Canadiens? The price would be revealed

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