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Patrick Kane's Time in Detroit May Be Over Sooner Than Expected

Published December 1, 2023 at 1:32 PM
BY JAMES CONNELLY

Patrick Kane has elected to head to Detroit this year but there is a chance that he winds up competing elsewhere depending on Detroit's chances of making the playoffs.

Kane Will Be Moved If Detroit Is Out Of A Playoff Position



This past week Patrick Kane made his final decision on where to sign by signing with the Detroit Red Wings on a one-year deal.




The future Hall-of-Famer made it clear during contract negotiations that he wants to compete for another Stanley Cup and feels that Detroit could help him compete for the cup. This is not a guarantee though and could lead to Kane being shipped out in a trade later this year.

Insider Pierre LeBrun reported that if Detroit sits outside of the playoffs come to the trade deadline, they could honor Kane's wishes and move him out to a contending team.


Potential Kane Suitors



As it stands, Detroit is currently in a wild card position and is tied with the Maple Leafs for points but has played one more game. They are only six points behind the Bruins for first in the division and the addition of Kane could launch them towards being true playoff contenders.

Things could always fall apart though and it could result in Kane being moved out. There are some locks to be contending for the playoffs come the trade deadline including the Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, and New York Rangers, all of which had interest in Kane.

Only time will tell where Kane winds up for the playoffs but if one thing is for certain, he will likely wind up competing for a Stanley Cup yet again.


As seen on NHL Trade Rumors - Red Wings Rumors: Insider Says Kane Could Be Moved At Deadline
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