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Patrick Kane's Future Revealed by Insider

Published August 13, 2023 at 11:59
BY TOM BANKS

The NHL world expected much from Patrick Kane and the Rangers when they acquired him at last years deadline, but after a disappointing playoff exit, he now remains a free agent.

Future up in the air



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After that exit, the veteran has been dealing with hip injuries, and with his future up in the air, no team has been rushing to get him into their organization with training camp and the season still a while away.


However, it appears the Rangers are still in play for Kane's services, along with some very talented playoff contenders, according to a recent report from The Athletic's Arthur Staple.

Plenty of interest



According to that report, the Rangers could bring Kane in if they struggle to start the season, but with Edmonton, Colorado and Buffalo all showing interest, they may end up missing out.

In a best-case scenario, the Rangers don't need Kane — they will have adopted Laviolette's system quickly, the pieces added in free agency will fall into place and all will be well by November.

Things don't usually work like that, though. And if Chris Drury decides, as he did at the deadline this past season, that the lineup is crying out for Kane, he'll move mountains to get it done, even though moving mountains in March didn't really work out.

And then Kane has to choose them. He might choose Edmonton or Colorado, or maybe Buffalo, depending on who can squeeze a modest cap hit in and which team Kane feels has the best chance to win. I have heard he really enjoyed his brief Rangers stint and would love a shot to show what he can do there when healthy, which he definitely was not in the spring.

Either way, even with his injuries, Kane brings experience and leadership, and for four teams that are looking at potential Stanley Cup runs, he could be an incredible addition.

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New York3825.3 %
Edmonton2114 %
Colorado2214.7 %
Buffalo6946 %
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