His effort without the puck is embarassing. You can get away with it if you are putting up 90+ points a season but when you're a 60 point player you better start winning puck battles and playing better away from the puck
Yeah because his line mates aare so good at feeding him the puck.
Making 9.5 a year he should not need line mates to get him the puck none stop. He is becoming Sammy Sosa. He hits a homerun (goals) every now and then. But other than that he is useless a lot of the time. I just don’t understand how he can be ok with his own effort. Does he feel like he is trying?
Laich has been awful this whole year. Can't make a pass, can't do anything with the puck when he does, and just looks lethargic out there. Really disappointed in the way he's played the last 2 years. He was a great 2LW that would crash the net, and gave it his all every shift. Now, he still preaches team play, effort, etc. but he's a major culprid. He makes 4.6mil and does absolutely nothing. BTW I've been thinking this for awhile, not just a sudden thought...