The Chicago Blackhawks are sitting in last place in the entire National Hockey League. We know what is on their mind this season and there is nothing wrong with that. There are a few more things that they need to accomplish this season before it can be called a success.
Very few teams would ever call finishing in or near last place a success but that is clearly the goal for this team. Obviously, their place in the standings is important because of draft implications. They also need to add some more assets to their rebuild this year in a different way.
The best way they are going to do that (besides the draft) is to make trades. One person that they need to trade is Patrick Kane. Obviously, Jonathan Toews might be close to the same in terms of getting traded but guys like Max Domi and Andreas Athanasiou could land them asserts too.
With that said, nobody will garner more attention than Kane. He isn’t having the best production offensively that he’s ever had but the team around him is literally so bad. People are going to be so surprised when he hits a new team and gets back to being the elite superstar that we know.
The Chicago Blackhawks need to trade Patrick Kane as soon as possible.
The Blackhawks should have traded him over the summer to maximize his value but now they will get a little less. Still, they have to make this move. They can get good draft picks, and a prospect, and the team will be worse without him which will increase their lottery chances.
Plenty of contenders would try to do what they can to get Kane. Teams like the Boston Bruins, New Jersey Devils, Vegas Golden Knights, and Colorado Avalanche amongst others would all look significantly better with a player like this coming in.
Kane is one of the greatest players in Chicago Blackhawks history so his trade (if it happens) is going to be a big story in Chicago. The Blackhawks need to do this the right way and get a very nice return for him. Again, the team will be better in the future if they make this move.