Laine is back. Apparently, all it took was for Torts to get fired.
Has there been a more maligned FORMER NHL superstar?
Laine is like a wild animal. He needs to be left alone and Columbus head coach Brad Larson needs to be OK with him choosing not to backcheck on a nightly basis and never pay attention to defensive drills in practice.
Is this a new-look Patrik Laine this season in Columbus?
— Brian Hedger (@BrianHedger) October 7, 2021
Patrick is an enigma wrapped in a mystery wrapped in a wannabe pro-Fortnite gamer and hockey is just what he does for money at this point. Gretzky never played defence a day in his life. Lemieux saved his defensive energy for the offensive end of the ice. Some of the game’s greatest favored line changes instead of a 200-foot game, so leave Patrick alone. He’s about to have a career year OR he’ll implode again.
— SpecmenceCBJ (@SpecmenceCBJ) October 7, 2021