Patrik Laine tossed sports drinks to his teammates in the locker room and received plenty of barbs in return.
Laine led the Winnipeg Jets with 44 goals last season, but on this day in practice he was on the losing end of a breakaway competition and became the water boy.
“I don’t want to waste my goals on a breakaway game,” Laine said as he chirped back.
With 30 goals and 50 points in 79 games, Laine hasn’t had a bad year offensively even amid long stretches of low production. He has had goal droughts of five, six, 12 and 15 games. But at 20 years old in his third NHL season, the Finnish winger has rounded out his game beyond being a sublime scorer