I agree that I want the proven player and I would give up Caufield to get him.
However, Domi plus Caufield, plus a first is simply too much given the contract situation for Laine.
All that said, judging players by one tournament is stupid.
It's a two week sample size, where a player is playing with linemates he has never played with before. People overrate the World Juniors so much in evaluating prospects and its really dumb. Caufield scored 70 goals and set records for most goals ever by a player at the US NTDP. That's huge, especially considering the players who have come through the US NTDP... phil kessel, auston matthew, Patrick Kane, Jack Eichel, etc... etc... he broke all their records for goal scoring. He then went to Wisconsin, and on a bad NCAA team was one of the best freshmen in all of college hockey. He's done everything he possibly could to be a top prospect and deserves his ranking. A two week tournament, where a coach unfamiliar with him used him in weird ways.... meh, who cares.