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Monster trade shaping up and Patrick Kane is involved

Published December 25, 2022 at 9:09
BY FELIP GOSSELIN
     
Even when you can hear the Christmas Carols outside, the NHL insiders are releasing information about the trade talks happening around the NHL.

Ahead of the deadline, one of the biggest cases to be watched will certainly be, the pending UFA, 3-time Stanley Cup Winner and multiple awards winner, Patrick Kane.

Kane has an NMC on his contract, he therefore holds the cards to his future, but it appears that he and Artemi Panarin would've asked Santa for the same thing and it would be to be reunited in a Blue Shirt uniform.




Here are multiples reasons why both teams could be perfect matches:

1. Rangers have the assets needed. They have 1st Round Picks in 2023 (2). They have plenty of young players in or close to the NHL.

2. As of Sunday, the Rangers have $7.1M Cap space.

3. The fact that New York is close to Buffalo (Kane's hometown), Kane could be interested in an extension with the Blue Shirts.

Charlie Roumeliotis speculated on what a possible trade could be:

'Would the Rangers part ways with K'Andre Miller or Braden Schneider? Doubtful. What about Filip Chytil, Kaapo Kakko or Alexis Lafreniere? That's where the conversation would probably go next, and that's where it should go next. Multiple league scouts I spoke to weren't very high on Vitali Kravtsov, so I don't think he'd be a prospect the Blackhawks would get overly excited about.''

The Rangers have now won their 7 last games and are back in the playoffs portrait. An experienced player like Patrick Kane would definitely make a difference in a young forward group like the Rangers.

If you're Chicago, what's your asking price?
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