It's drama that's been going back to before last season began.
Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice and young sniper Patrik Laine are clearly not on the same page.
Trade chatter started to build up last season and it's really blown up this offseason and now it seems it's just a matter of time.
NHL insider Pierre LeBrun confirmed on Insider Trading that Laine's agents have confirmed to him that a trade would be best for both sides.
"Patrik Laine's agents do confirm that it probably would be mutually beneficial to both the player and the Jets if he is traded, and that there is clear communication between them and GM Kevin Cheveldayoff about this."
"Cheveldayoff reiterated that he is looking at all options when it comes to trade and that Patrik Laine remains a big part of the Winnipeg Jets organization ... there is a clear understanding between both sides about where this is probably headed."
Now that free agency is fizzling down, it sounds like Laine could have a new home soon.
INSIDER TRADING: #TSNHockey Insiders discuss... ???? Laine camp says trade would be mutually beneficial ???? Possibility of ???????? division next season ???? Chara’s camp ‘looking at all options’ ???? Update on OHL start date; contact & checking WATCH ????: https://t.co/Y1UfeTPQe9 pic.twitter.com/k50tAhrhzO
— TSN Hockey (@TSNHockey) October 15, 2020