Blockbuster Rumor: Chicago Rejects Latest Trade Offer From Winnipeg

The Winnipeg Jets are trying to figure out what to do with disgruntled sniper Patrik Laine and one option may surprise you. According to sources close to the Jets organization, the team called the Chicago Blackhawks once the word got out their stars were unhappy with the direction of the team to see what it would take to trade for captain, Jonathan Toews. Laine was offered in the deal.

While Laine's name has been on the trade market for a couple of months now, a move to Chicago is something new, as previous reports had the Finnish sniper likely heading to Columbus.

The Blackhawks don't appear to be ready to completely blow up their team, even after trading forward Brandon Saad and letting goalie, Corey Crawford walk. For now, it appears Toews, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, and Brent Seabrook are there to stay. 

If this trade was to materialize, which is unlikely given the teams play in the same division, it would have to include more than Laine to make it work. Something along the lines of a first-round pick and the last year of Mathieu Perrault's deal which pays the pending unrestricted free-agent $4.125 million.

The best case scenario for these two teams, keep your star and win hockey games. Sometimes the best trades for your franchise are the ones you don't make.

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