Blue Jackets' chances of trading Laine, Flyers' plans
Laine has scored 13 points (seven goals, six assists) in 23 games for the Columbus Blue Jackets since they acquired him and forward Jack Roslovic in a trade with the Winnipeg Jets on Jan. 23 for forward Pierre-Luc Dubois and a third-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. Laine is not lighting it up and can be a restricted free agent after this season, but one thing seems certain and that's the Blue Jackets sacrificed a lot to bring Laine to Columbus and won't be giving up on that move this quickly. It's also believed that they were more than eager to select Laine in the 2016 NHL Draft but could not convince the Jets to trade their pick or pass on such a goal-scoring talent so he could fall to Columbus at No. 3.