The Chicago Blackhawks are in a tough spot. They are currently ten points out of a playoff spot at the Christmas break which is not where they want to be at all. They went into the 2021-22 season with some playoff-level expectations but are not looking good in that quest.
A couple of weeks ago, the New York Post brought up the idea of the New York Rangers acquiring Patrick Kane from the Blackhawks. It was an interesting idea to explore but why stop at the Rangers? There are a lot of elite teams that could afford Patrick Kane and could use him in their quest to win the Stanley Cup.
One of those teams that makes a lot of sense is the Calgary Flames. They are in the thick of the playoff race in the Pacific Division with a record of 15-7-6. They have the best goal differential in the entire Western Conference which means that Darryl Sutter’s team is playing his traditional brand of hockey.
Blackhawks fans might remember those Los Angeles Kings teams that were so good in the early 2010s. Sutter was the coach of the Kings at the time and had major success with two Stanley Cups. Now, he is bringing a similar game to Calgary.
Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks would fit in very well on the Calgary Flames.
Patrick Kane would fit in well there. They have a lot of good forwards up front that could help Kane get back to his elite level which would turn the Flames into a legit Stanley Cup threat. They get really good goaltending and a solid team game which is also something that Kane is used to so it makes so much sense. These three trade packages might get a deal done between Calgary and Chicago: