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Laine's comments back home raise fuss in Winnipeg


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"Everyone's entitled to their own opinion. He's (Patrik Laine) a premier goal scorer, so maybe he's just trying to use that as some leverage for his contract. I wouldn't put too much weight into those comments," Adam Lowry said this morning. (John Woods / Canadian Press files)

Patrik Laine may be far, far away from Winnipeg Jets training camp right now. But it's safe to say the restricted free agent has become the focal point down at the rink.

Laine, 21, gave an interview with Finnish newspaper Iltalehti this week, and some of his comments appear to paint both his team, and some teammates, in a negative light.