REPORT: Patrick Kane will ONLY accept a trade to ONE team

Published February 22, 2023 at 9:38 PM
The rumours have been flying all over the place with Patrick Kane lately. Everyone for awhile has known about his interest in New York, and with his former line mate playing for the Rangers, I think all of us fans secretly wanted to see him get traded there to see them reunite.

The Rangers made a trade for Vladimir Tarasenko just over a week ago now though which most likely takes them out of the Kane sweepstakes.

Then the rumours were swirling that Kane was interested in Toronto, but after his 3 goal and 4 point performance against them the other night, Kane himself stated after the game that the Maple Leafs were never an option to him.

Kane has a full no movement clause, which means he gets to decide where he wants to go, and the Blackhawks General Manger Kyle Davidson's job just got a whole lot harder, as Kane has stated he will only go to one team of his choosing, so Davidson will need to swing a deal with that team, whether he feels he gets full value for the return or not.

Pierre LeBrun has shared the following info:

IF he decides to be traded, will give the Blackhawks just ONE team to talk to. If that doesn't work out, he might then give another team, but it will supposedly be one at a time.

That creates a negotiating conundrum...

The Hawks will have absolutely zero leverage in that case. The chosen team will know Davidson will feel obligated to fulfill Kane's wishes and also know no other teams can bid the price up. There will be nothing stopping them from doing some major lowballing.

This situation has been compared to Claude Giroux, who told PHI last year he wanted to go to FLA only. They eventually got a 1st+3rd+prospect back.

I'd be shocked if the Hawks end up getting anything close to that much for Kane. They'll be in a very tough spot.

February 22   |   291 answers
REPORT: Patrick Kane will ONLY accept a trade to ONE team

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