Laine: 'Toronto has a tough decision to make'

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On top of elite size, strength, and a laser shot, top draft prospect Patrik Laine beams confidence.

The charismatic Finn is projected by many to be selected No. 2 behind American center Auston Matthews in June's draft, but Laine believes he can just as well go No. 1 to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

"I think I have the ability to someday become the best player in the NHL," Laine said according to Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star. "Maybe other guys are good at everything, but they don't have that one thing they are very good at. I have that."

"He's (Matthews) better than me at some stuff and I'm better than him at some things. Toronto has a tough decision to make."

It's still widely believed the Leafs are leaning towards Matthews, a potentially franchise-altering top-line center, rather than Laine - who plays on the wing but has the best scoring prowess in the draft.

It will all be revealed June 24 in Buffalo.

Laine: 'Toronto has a tough decision to make'
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