Patrik Laine is not like most hockey players in the sense that he speaks his mind. His favourite player is Alex Ovechkin and is seems like he has adopted the same Devil May Care attitude when it comes to how he is perceived by the media. The top prospects were in San Jose today for the traditional Stanley Cup Final game, as well as their meet and greet with the media. Laine had quite a bit to say, including some thoughts on Winnipeg itself and his favourite music.
Laine is an Eminem fan. "It’s a rock culture in Finland. Everybody’s listening to the rock ‘n roll. I don’t like that.”— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) June 6, 2016
So Laine is not like most Finns (according to him) who like rock. Has someone told him Winnipeg has a lot of Classic Rock radio stations, but not much to offer in terms of rap?
Laine has an 8-player CALL OF DUTY team with Finnish friends. "We’re playing everyone else in the world. And of course dominating.”— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) June 6, 2016
Hopefully Laine can reproduce these results in Winnipeg so he has something to do when it is cold and in the middle of the season.
Laine on Winnipeg: “They have the smallest rink, and the best fans in the NHL, I’ve heard. It’s a cold city, which I’m of course used to.”— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) June 6, 2016
The Jets do have great fans and tend to love almost every player who plays for the Jets. If they can love Mark Stuart, they will probably love you, Patrik.
Best fact of the day: Patrick Laine revealing that superstar play by play man @makinenantti is a turnover machine in beer league hockey.— Jonatan Lindquist (@Lindquistik) June 6, 2016
This is wonderful. I love this. Now there is knowledge of at least one member of the media playing the game.
Worst part of NHL Combine for Patrik Laine: "Going outside and having to sign those autographs. That was not fun."— Michael Traikos (@Michael_Traikos) June 6, 2016
Adults who want autographs for money are gross, good on you kid.