The Chicago Blackhawks Involved in a Major Trade to Help Patrick Kane Find His New Organization?
BY SKY NOVEMBER 20, 2023 (10:40)
The Blackhawks, known for their willingness to assist other teams with cap-related matters in return for draft picks or assets, hold a substantial $11.2 million in cap space, making this scenario a significant possibility.
Over a month ago, Kane shared a training video on social media, showcasing his rehabilitation progress after hip surgery. The purpose was to reassure various league GMs that he was on track for a successful return.
On the "32 Thoughts" podcast, insider Elliotte Friedman provided insights into Kane's situation, indicating that a decision is imminent, with Kane already in talks with teams. The Florida Panthers emerge as one of the most proactive teams in pursuing Kane, despite the slim chances of him landing in Montreal.
Notably, the Blackhawks, with over $11 million in cap space, could play a role in facilitating a trade by taking on cap space. This strategic move by general manager Kyle Davidson could benefit both parties, with the potential for the Panthers to make room for Kane while the Blackhawks gain additional assets.
As the Panthers navigate their cap situation, currently having over $7.6 million available due to LTIR, the return of Aaron Ekblad, with a $7.5 million salary, could impact their financial flexibility.
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