Patrik Laine on the most embarrassing thing in his career: The coach reacted

"It's probably over my career the most embarrassing thing that's happened to me, so I'm obviously not happy about that"

by Sead Dedovic
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Patrik Laine on the most embarrassing thing in his career: The coach reacted
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Patrik Laine is back in action for the Columbus Blue Jackets against the Chicago Blackhawks after sitting out as a healthy scratch for the first time in his NHL career. Patrik Laine is not proud of that fact. However, he accepted that sometimes things don't go according to plan, and he is ready to give his best.

"It's probably over my career the most embarrassing thing that's happened to me, so I'm obviously not happy about that. They know that. It is what it is. It's done and now we're back, so just try to focus on playing."- Laine said, as quoted by NHL!

Although you can feel the frustration in his words, Laine didn't want to be direct and say everything he thought. It's probably the best for him. "I mean, I'm not going to start analyzing it that much, because I don't know what I'm going to say.

I'll just keep it at that. I'm not going to say anything dumb. It's up to them. I just play here, and I play whenever they tell me. "- he continued.

Pascal Vincent's reaction

Pascal Vincent responded to rumors that he, as a coach, wanted to embarrass Laine.

However, Vincent denies such intentions and believes that Laine is a crucial player for his team. "We didn't try to embarrass anyone," Vincent said. "We will never try to do that. That's not who I am as a person anyway. We're trying to help our people and we felt, 'Take a step back, take a deep breath.

We need you. You're important to our team.' "
Vincent wants to have honest players in his roster who are not afraid to tell the truth. "I expect from him and all the players to respond like a man," Vincent said. "And I know he wasn't happy. If he was happy today and he would say something different, I'd be disappointed."

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