Chicago Blackhawks Rumors: Patrick Kane may be traded later

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The Chicago Blackhawks are a bad hockey team right now. Their roster isn’t good and they have no aspirations of making the playoffs with it. In fact, the Connor Bedard sweepstakes are what they are clearly trying to be a part of at this point in time.

Having players like Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews might make that hard. It is even more interesting knowing that each of them has the rest of this season left on their contract and that is it. The idea of trading them is something that is going to hover over this team all season long.

Toews is off to a good start with two goals (no assists) but Patrick Kane is obviously the premier target on the trade market right now. Every team with aspirations of winning the Stanley Cup are going to be calling Kyle Davidson to check in on Kane’s status.

Now, rumors are out there from his agent that the Hawks will in fact explore trading Kane at some point this season. Kane’s agent Pat Brisson told Pierre LeBrun The Athletic that they will explore it at some point this season but it won’t be rushed.

The Chicago Blackhawks could be moving Patrick Kane at some point this year.

It was compared to a trade made involving Claude Giroux last season. Giroux, like Kane, is represented by Brisson. Also like Kane, Giroux had to waive a no-move clause to go from the Philadelphia Flyers to the Florida Panthers a few days before the 2022 NHL Trade Deadline.

This is something that will shake up the entire NHL world. Kane is one of the game’s all-time greatest players so seeing him play for another team will be shocking. At this time, however, it seems like something involving Kane is going to happen.

Although it is going to be painful for Blackhawks fans, it is something that can help the team in the long term. He has been so good that he is going to get them back some valuable assets.

At least one first-round pick will be coming back for Kane in addition to at least one very good NHL prospect. They will also be a much worse team when he leaves which will increase their chances at the draft lottery and Connor Bedard.

It will be worth it in the end if Davidson and his staff take advantage of the assets that return to Chicago in place of Kane. No matter what, his impact on the team will always be remembered if he is moved. For now, it is just a rumor but it seems likely at this point.

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