Disgruntled Blue Jackets Star Could Be On The Move To A Big Canadian Market

Published November 23, 2023 at 6:26 PM

Today rumors have continued to fly around a disgruntled player with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Blue Jackets Star Upset After Being A Healthy Scratch

Patrik Laine was infamously scratched the other night by the Columbus Blue Jackets. After being scratched Laine in a discussion with the media shared the embarrassment he felt being scratched.

Over my career it is probably the most embarrassing thing that has happened to me

Here are more of Laine's comments on being scratched.

#CBJ F Patrik Laine asked if being a healthy scratch Sunday surprised him.

After Laine spoke Blue Jackets' head coach responded with comments that have caused some debate about Laine's future.

#CBJ Head Coach Pascal Vincent asked about Patrik Laine feeling embarrassed by being a healthy scratch in Philly.

Vincent says the team does not want Laine to be embarrassed but then goes on to further criticize Laine's effort and toughness. These comments have made many feel that a wedge has been driven between Laine and the new staff.

Don't like this response. «Respond like a man» feels like adding insult to injury. At least Patrik put himself out there in an unfamiliar role to try to help the team. Scratch him if you will but don't insult him after the fact.

These continued issues between Laine and the organization have led to major trade rumors being built up.

Rumors Begin To Mount Linking Laine To A New Team

Today a new post on X sparked a ton of talk and rumors with Laine at the center. The trade would send Laine to the Montreal Canadiens in a blockbuster.

Breaking news : the @CanadiensMTL and @BlueJacketsNHL are in «advanced talks» regarding a trade that would send Patrik Laine to Montreal. Being told the main pieces being discussed on the #habs side are mesar , struble, Owen beck , picks

With such a prominent player on the move, it would take several assets in return. Beck, Mesar, and Struble are top-tier prospects for Montreal. Along with likely high-value picks depending on the combination of prospects included.

The Canadiens would need to feel comfortable that they can contend if they make this move. For the Blue Jackets, it would likely signal a reset on their current core.

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Disgruntled Blue Jackets Star Could Be On The Move To A Big Canadian Market

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