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The Daily: Three Quality Fits for Laine; Edvinsson Honored



Patrik Laine, blue jackets

New day, different NHL star available in the marketplace. Thursday was a day for teams to figure out whether Columbus forward Patrik Laine would be a good fit for their organization. It came out yesterday that Laine wants out of Columbus and the Blue Jackets will oblige his trade request.

TSN had an interesting piece on where he would fit best. Analyst Frankie Corrado says the Carolina Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche and Nashville Predators would be a good arranged marriage for Laine if we don’t consider potential salary cap issues.

Dan Kingerski wrote that the Pittsburgh Penguins should be interested.

The bottom line: There will be several teams that will make an offer for Laine who has a 44-goal season on his resume. He’s still only 26.

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Simon Edvinsson was the only member of the Grand Rapids Griffins to make the AHL Future Stars list.

Five reasons why the Red Wings could regress this season. Using three or four younger players — including Albert Johansson, Marco Kasper and Simon Edvinsson — could be among those reasons.

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Hockey Now Network

Chicago: Nate Brown dives into the topic of whether the Chicago Blackhawks should look into acquiring Laine or Patrick Marleau. Chicago Blackhawks. 

Montreal: Trends suggest the Habs will land Cayden Lindstrom or Ivan Demidov with the No. 5 pick in the draft. Montreal Canadiens.

Philadelphia: Sean Couturier revealed he had more surgery since the end of the season. Philadelphia Flyers.

San Jose Sharks: Sheng Peng lists three qualities that helped Ryan Warsofsky land San Jose’s coaching job. San Jose Sharks.