Winnipeg made a recent short-term offer to RFA Patrik Laine


  • The Jets only have $15million in cap space and ate up some of their cap space earlier today after signing defenseman Josh Morrissey to a contract extension and now have just $22million in cap space for next year and just 13 players signed.
  • That might explain why Laine and Connor remain unsigned.
  • Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff doesn’t have much to offer them and isn’t willing to give Laine a big piece of the pie.
  • According to Andy Strickland of FoxSports MidWest, the Jets recently offered Laine a short term deal worth $5million a season.

Winnipeg made a recent short-term offer to RFA Patrik Laine in the $5 million per year range (less than $6). Term isn’t the issue in getting him signed. Will need to come up on money #gojetsgo

Andy Strickland, Fox Sports

  • That’s got to be a real slap in the face for the 21 year old forward.
  • Many would agree that Laine underperformed this season, but still has the shot and potential to be a superstar in this league.
  • It puts the Jets in a very tight position.
  • They don’t feel comfortable giving Laine big money yet due to his poor and inconsistent performance last season, but Laine feels undervalued because he knows what he can be.
  • Given the distance in negotiations and hard feelings developing between sides, Maurice offered… a sort of olive branch by traveling to Laine’s home country.
  • It shows that people in the organization still view him as part of the team, even though he doesn’t have a contract.
  • They are intent on getting him back in a Jets uniform as soon as possible.
  • While a player visit isn’t going to sign a contract, it certainly gives the public a different perception of the feelings between the two sides.

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