Blue Jackets Rumors: 2 Potential Landing Spots for Patrik Laine

Patrik Laine's days in Columbus could be in jeopardy, as he is clearly in head coach Pascal Vincent's dog house. The star winger was recently scratched due to poor play as well. Due to this, let's go over two potential landing spots for Laine if the Blue Jackets officially shop him this season. 

Anaheim Ducks: The Anaheim Ducks stand out as a prime landing spot for Laine. They need help on the wings, and Laine would give them another young star to work with. With that, they have the cap space to handle Laine's contract with relative ease, and he would be a huge addition to their top six. Because of this, don't be surprised if they target him. 

Carolina Hurricanes: The Hurricanes need a dynamic scorer, and Laine is just that when playing at his highest level. Last season, he had 52 points in 55 games, and he had 56 points in 56 contests the season before. Joining a team like the Canes could help him get his scoring touch back, especially when noting that he would have several other Finnish players to work with there.

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