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PHI, TOR, MTL and VAN Want Laine...Badly.

May 17, 2016, 12:56 PM ET [167 Comments]
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Talking to sources at this hour, and while it can be said, "Everyone would like to draft Patrik Laine," the reality is the price with Winnipeg would be enormous...and the reality is only a few teams can even get in the door on this one.

Per one source:

"You need a combination of grade A prospects as well as be willing to detach yourself from a regular top 6 guy...and those prospects need to be ready NOW. It will also take teams who are not too married to their current setup or who have the right amount of desperation to make such a monumental move for a single, unproven, potential superstar..."

The Flyers and Leafs may have the best shot here. From Philly's side it would take Brayden Schenn, Travis Sanheim, Sam Morin, plus two picks in the first 4 rounds...or Travis Konecny....That's the kind of ransom this kid would command. For the Leafs, you are looking at combinations of Rielly, Nylander, etc...

The Jets would demand either a top, young d-man already playing, or a few d prospects who are ready for prime-time.

This is no small fee...but the prize may be worth it.

What do you think?

We will discuss all this and more on the Podcast at 1pm...




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