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New York Islanders Trade Target Patrik Laine Not Worth Top Dollar

Patrik Laine wasn’t exactly jumping through hoops to tell people he wants to stay with the Winnipeg Jets. That fueled New York Islanders fans to wonder if the former 40-goal scorer could be had.

Sure, Laine seems about as excited to sign a contract extension with the Winnipeg Jets as anyone who has to travel to Winnipeg. But with the year that Laine had, he doesn’t deserve a monster contract. And with the $17 million in cap space the Jets have, there’s no reason give up on Laine.

Meaning our daydreams of Mathew Barzal feeding pucks to Patrik Laine is nothing more than a dream.