Keep expectations of Patrik Laine in line, eh?!

Young Finn needs time to adapt to NHL

Rivals at the World Hockey Championships, Patrik Laine and Mark Scheifele are young players that will be key to Winnipeg’s future. Scheifele is already NHL-proven, but expectations are sky-high for Laine

There hasn’t been a buzz around a Winnipeg Jets draft pick like this year since the old Jets picked a skinny young kid from the Cornwall Royals named Dale Hawerchuk first overall 35 years ago.
And rightfully so. Few players come with the kind of pedigree and list of accomplishments that Patrik Laine lugs with him from Finland. He just enjoyed a hockey season that is almost unparalleled by previous draft choices, including MVP performances in the Finnish Elite League vs men and at the World Championships against some of the best men in the world.
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