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Zak MacMillan
Columbus Blue Jackets
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Joined: 09.21.2015

Jun 19 @ 7:35 PM ET
Zak MacMillan: Who’s Next?
Alexzanki
Columbus Blue Jackets
Location: Montreal, QC
Joined: 06.03.2008

Monday @ 8:36 AM ET
Zak MacMillan: Who’s Next?
- Zak MacMillan


Hockey reference has Laine compared to the following in terms of production;

Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Patrik Laine 9.6 8.9 8.4 4.7 2.0
Billy Boucher 96.4 9.6 8.5 8.0 4.5 2.3
Lanny McDonald*93.69.8 8.9 8.3 3.1 1.6
Marián Gáborík 91.2 8.9 8.9 8.5 5.2 3.8
Pierre Turgeon 90.9 9.4 8.8 7.6 6.9 2.0
Evgeny Kuznetsov89. 69.6 8.8 6.7 4.0 0.9
Alexei Yashin 89.4 9.5 8.3 7.6 5.6 3.3
Kent Nilsson 89.0 10.5 9.1 8.0 5.5 3.6
Corey Perry 88.8 8.5 8.1 7.5 4.9 2.6
Bobby Clarke* 88.5 10.2 9.4 9.0 6.0 3.3
Pavel Datsyuk 88.5 10.5 9.8 8.4 5.7 3.4

Should be an indication he's probably not worth the 9 million tier....


birdie03
Columbus Blue Jackets
Joined: 07.01.2011

Monday @ 3:52 PM ET

Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Patrik Laine 9.6 8.9 8.4 4.7 2.0
Billy Boucher 96.4 9.6 8.5 8.0 4.5 2.3
Lanny McDonald*93.69.8 8.9 8.3 3.1 1.6
Marián Gáborík 91.2 8.9 8.9 8.5 5.2 3.8
Pierre Turgeon 90.9 9.4 8.8 7.6 6.9 2.0
Evgeny Kuznetsov89. 69.6 8.8 6.7 4.0 0.9
Alexei Yashin 89.4 9.5 8.3 7.6 5.6 3.3
Kent Nilsson 89.0 10.5 9.1 8.0 5.5 3.6
Corey Perry 88.8 8.5 8.1 7.5 4.9 2.6
Bobby Clarke* 88.5 10.2 9.4 9.0 6.0 3.3
Pavel Datsyuk 88.5 10.5 9.8 8.4 5.7 3.4


Should be an indication he's probably not worth the 9 million tier....

No considering his history, he lacks point-generation consistency, and the 200 ft game.
He doesn't drive play like most players at the $9MM level . He's not worth exceeding th $9MM level. Ideally I'd like to see his AAV at $8.5 - 9MM, for 6 years. So maybe next season at $7.75 then increase at $500M increments. His last season salary would be around $10.25MM. But it may take the $9MM to keep him in a CBJ sweater !!