25 Jan 2021 15:07:20
[ Source Finnish Publication lltalehti and Puckempire on IG ]

It was believed that Patrik Laine wanted out of Winnipeg due to mistreatment from Blake Wheeler, Mark Schiefele and Paul Maurice.

“Inside Sources”, claim that Patrik Laine was mistreated by forwards Mark Schiefele and Blake Wheeler, and that Paul Maurice was “too weak to defy them”.
“Wheeler felt his position on the right side of the no.1 chain was threatened because Laine was originally a right winger. Wheeler was also not enthusiastic that a young man from Finland would become almost as popular in Winnipeg as Teemu Selanne. Outside the rink, Wheeler and Schiefele threw sand at Laine’s skates in almost every possible way. Wheeler in particular was a master at speaking behind the backs of a Finnish young man for things he certainly did not want in.”

Thoughts ? That’s a big yikes

1.) 25 Jan 2021
25 Jan 2021 16:13:24
Yeah, you have to take that one with a grain of salt. They have always exaggerated any of the reports around Laine. However, the general gist of friction between Laine, Wheeler and Schiefele are generally true.

2.) 25 Jan 2021
25 Jan 2021 16:34:46
If true, which will probably never be revealed, not a good look for the top players on the jets. Wasnt too long ago that Kane got run out by the same group, though buff seemed to be at the helm of that disconnect. Wheeler and Schiefle were still there though and could've stepped in. Just sucks to see good talent leaving over issues like this if true. For a team that seems to be in tough to attract free agents, kind of alarming.

Sure, Kane may have quite the ego, as does Laine, but each team needs a good mix. Kane now seems to be really admired by his Sharks teammates as I'm sure will be the same in Columbus for Laine.

3.) 25 Jan 2021
25 Jan 2021 16:49:53
I don’t think Kane is admired lol buddys is over 30 million dollars in Debt and probably spends a million on coke a year.

4.) 25 Jan 2021
25 Jan 2021 17:05:10
Apparently Wheeler came out and apologized for his mistreatment of Laine. Not a good look for him at all -_-

5.) 25 Jan 2021
25 Jan 2021 17:32:31
Wheeler kind of contradicted himself in his interview. He said at first, "yeah maybe I could have handled him better" and then said "well maybe I coddled him too much". Likely, he tried to support Laine, but was probably very demanding on him.

6.) 25 Jan 2021
25 Jan 2021 18:44:37
As a captain Wheeler should be the person the players can go to if they are having problems with other players or how Maurice handles them. It seems that if they go to Wheeler he doesn't represent them but is a player that represents management. If this is true no wonder so many young player are wanting out of Winnipeg. The sooner Maurice is let go the better off the Jets will be.

7.) 25 Jan 2021
25 Jan 2021 19:56:59
If this is true, if i was Chevy, I would have looked at moving the aging Wheeler, not the young talented future Rocket winner. Attitude Reflects Leadership.

8.) 25 Jan 2021
25 Jan 2021 20:47:51
The only thing with that Sosa, is that Wheeler has already committed long term to the team and would be harder to move with his cap hit in a flat cap world.

9.) 25 Jan 2021
25 Jan 2021 21:22:59
Ya. I understand ya on that Marcus.

10.) 26 Jan 2021
26 Jan 2021 10:09:51
Sosa wheeler also has a full no trade clause which makes trading him even that much more difficult.

11.) 26 Jan 2021
26 Jan 2021 11:42:26
I always find it funny that some random hockey fans like ourselves can make judgement on who treats who badly in NHL circles.

12.) 26 Jan 2021
26 Jan 2021 15:05:16
Lol also who goes on Instagram and says wow that’s a credible source.

13.) 26 Jan 2021
26 Jan 2021 15:38:05
balsam8. I know for me personally, om jus going by what I read on some sites from actual Sports reporters. but I agree with ya. , sometimes we do judge without any knowledge of what actually goes on.