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Zak MacMillan's Archive

Quick Notes - Profiles, AHL, Waddell

June 3, 2024 - 9:10 PM ET

Working on next player profile - Laine. I have decided to take the approach of going from highest based on salary cap to break down the player profiles this year. The Cleveland Monsters are behind for the first time in the 2024 AHL Calder Cup playoffs, dropping both games in Hershey in overtim...

CBJ Player Profile — Patrik Laine

June 5, 2024 - 6:24 PM ET

The most intriguing player on the Columbus Blue Jackets this summer to watch is the power forward center winger Patrik Laine. Laine has had his least available season to date, only appearing in 18 of the 82 available games this season. Of those games participated, the Finnish forward had 9 poi...

Game 7 - Do or Die by Chocolate

June 11, 2024 - 10:04 PM ET

The AHL Calder Cup Playoffs have pushed to Game Number Seven in the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cleveland Monsters and the Hershey Bears. After losing the first three games of the round, the Monsters have come back to win the last three. Game 1 - 5-4OTL The Bears held on despite t...

You’re the GM - Trade Laine

June 13, 2024 - 1:01 PM ET

The news is official as Pierre LeBrun of the Athletic has revealed that the Columbus Blue Jackets are working on a trade request submitted by Finnish winger Patrik Laine as he has two years remaining on his deal. With no postseason success and a full season since his days in Winnipeg, the man is...

Laine Fan Trade Calls

June 17, 2024 - 5:18 PM ET

Thank you fans and fellow HockeyBuzzards for replying to my feed regarding the trade calls on Patrik Laine. As we know, the Blue Jackets and Laine are honoring the “fresh start” request for the Finnish right winger for the final two seasons of his contract. With regard to him being unable to be...