I'm struck with a couple of aspects of this probable deal ... Roslovic is a make-weight, so his role here is simply to even out a trade and get a contract dispute cleared off the Jets' books, so it ain't that. This is 90% a PLD for Laine trade and I'm not sure either player is well served by the move ... even though they both have worn out their welcomes with their current clubs to one degree or another. My concerns are about Torts, primarily. He can't seem to live with DuBois because he's a purely offensive player who won't conform to his system and doesn't pay him due deference and they're trading him for Laine ... who is going to be the same or worse (from Torts' perspective). Yeah, he's more polite about it, but Laine's going to put exactly as much effort into back checking as PLD did ... which is none.
I know the guy grinds out points in his sleep, no matter the roster ... but I'm really struck with the issue that, for Columbus, isn't Torts a bigger issue than your best forward?