"Can't Hit The Net If My Life Depends On It": Patrik Laine Opens Up On Poor Start

Columbus Blue Jackets' star player, Patrik Laine, has openly expressed his dissatisfaction with his performance at the start of this season.

Despite notching a goal and an assist in the first three games, Laine has been candid in his self-assessment, acknowledging his struggles on the ice. In his own words, he stated, "I feel like it's overall been pretty awful so far."

To further add to that, Laine said, "I can't hit the net if my life depends on it".

Laine has highlighted his difficulties in hitting the net, making plays, and winning faceoffs as key areas of concern.

One possible explanation for Laine's struggles could be attributed to the added pressure of playing a new position this season.

After spending seven seasons as a left-wing player, Laine has been tasked with playing center, a role that demands a different skill set and heightened defensive responsibilities.

Adjusting to this new position can be challenging, and it may take some time for Laine to fully adapt and regain his form.

Despite his early-season struggles, Laine's commitment to improvement and his determination to contribute to his team's success are evident, providing hope for a turnaround as the season progresses. Photo Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports