The Patrick Kane Sweepstakes Are Reportedly Down to 3 Contenders

Published August 21, 2023 at 11:57

Patrick Kane's Future Unfolds Slowly

As Patrick Kane navigates his recovery from offseason hip surgery, he's taking his time to weigh his next career move. The three-time Stanley Cup champion is in no hurry, with decisions likely to be a month away. However, reports reveal that several teams are already vying for his attention.

Teams Lining Up

According to David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period, three teams have shown "significant" interest in the 34-year-old: the Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, and New York Islanders. Others like the Edmonton Oilers and Florida Panthers have also been mentioned as potential contenders.

Friend's Insight

A "personal friend" of Kane's is confident in his destination. The source claims,
"He will play for a contender. He already knows the team too."

Top Contenders

The speculation narrows down to three likely destinations:

Colorado Avalanche:

As recent Cup winners, the Avalanche stand out. With a strategic cap situation and Gabriel Landeskog on LTIR, they hold over $2 million in cap space.

Edmonton Oilers:

Kane's connection with the Oilers was strong at the trade deadline. Playing alongside stars like McDavid and Draisaitl could be a compelling option, especially with Duncan Keith as an added link.

New York Rangers:

Kane's waiver of the no-movement clause for the Rangers suggests unfinished business. When the timing aligns, reuniting with the team seems plausible.
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The Patrick Kane Sweepstakes Are Reportedly Down to 3 Contenders

Where will showtime end up?

Colorado6130.2 %
Edmonton4421.8 %
Rangers4924.3 %
Back in Chicago OR retirement4823.8 %
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