Sure, there was a lot of talk about the Toronto Maple Leafs winning the first NHL draft lottery Saturday night, and almost just as much talk that the Oilers didn’t win a top three pick. So it can seem like the Winnipeg Jets winning the second lotto and thus the second pick of the draft was a tad overlooked.
But while Twitter didn’t break with the Jets making the huge jump, the idea of Finnish dynamo Patrik Laine heading to The Peg did get quite a few people talking on social media..
Patrik Laine, Mark Scheifele, Kyle Connor, Blake Wheeler, & Nikolaj Ehlers… The Jets are going to have a scary offense in the coming years
— Bryant Fair (@OTFBryantFair) May 1, 2016
So Winnipeg is going to draft Patrik Laine, right?
Patrick Kane vs. Patrik Laine. The hockey world deserves this.
— Second City Hockey (@2ndCityHockey) May 1, 2016
Biggest winner of night to me is Jets. Great prospect pool and getting a stud ready to step in
— Matthew Barnaby (@MattBarnaby3636) May 1, 2016
SOB I just realized that WPG as a Central division team getting Laine is absolutely horrible for COL. Playoffs will be even more tough to mk
— XxNHLxX (@XxNHLxX) May 1, 2016
Patrik Laine after the interview wrapped: pic.twitter.com/Ian2Tksvm9
— Mike Eidelbes (@INCH) April 30, 2016
Patrik Laine or Jimmy Macelroy pic.twitter.com/rMWZQgW8z8
— matthes (@MatthesM_) May 1, 2016
Nikolaj Ehlers and Patrik Laine learning from Blake Wheeler. That’s a very scary combo. #Jets
— Christopher (@CHatzitoliosMTL) May 1, 2016
Lost in all this Leafs hype, the best prospect pool in the NHL gets stronger. Laine/Puljujarvi, Connor, Ehlers, Petan, Morrissey, Comrie.
— Scott Wheeler (@scottcwheeler) May 1, 2016
I’m going to go out on a huge limb and say right now that I think Patrik Laine wins the Calder. Playoff MVP in Finland against pro men.
— Greg McNeil (@GregMcNeil13) May 1, 2016