3 Potential Trade Destinations for Patrik Laine

The Columbus Blue Jackets and Patrik Laine are working together to find the star forward a new home. When noting that he is a top-six forward who is always a scoring threat, there should be interest in him this offseason. But which teams could target him? Let's go over three potential trade destinations for him now.

Chicago Blackhawks: The Chicago Blackhawks are likely to add to their top six this offseason, as Connor Bedard needs more help around him. A player like Laine should grab their attention because of this. He would work nicely on their first line and be an obvious fit on their power play. They also have plenty of cap space to work with. 

Anaheim Ducks: The Anaheim Ducks are another club to watch when it comes to Laine. GM Pat Verbeek has made it known that he wants to add a top-six forward to the Ducks' roster this offseason. They also desperately need more scoring if they hope to be a bigger threat next year, so Laine could make sense for them. 

New York Islanders: The New York Islanders need a big-time sniper, so they could consider taking a look at Laine. This is especially so if the Blue Jackets make it clear that they are willing to retain a chunk of his salary. He would have the potential to make real magic on a line with star playmaker Mathew Barzal.

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