Patrick Kane trade reinforces hard reality of Blackhawks rebuild Cale Makar cleared to return 2nd time from concussion protocol Stars acquire Max Domi in trade with Blackhawks Senators beat Rangers 5-3 to spoil Patrick Kane’s debut Bruins rout Sabres 7-1, become fastest team to 100 points
CHICAGO. After days of speculation, the harsh reality of the Chicago Blackhawks situation has been exacerbated by one move in a flurry of transactions ahead of the NHL trade deadline.
The show is over, at least in Chicago, and a seemingly bright future is far behind it.
Echoes of Chicago’s decision to trade Patrick Kane The New York Rangers felt almost immediately, as the Blackhawks lost 4-1 to the Arizona on Tuesday night. And there will be more shockwaves Thursday night when they host Dallas in the franchise’s first home game since the deal.
“We knew it was going to happen, but still, when you see it’s actually true, it’s pretty crazy.” – Blackhawks forward Philip Kurashev said. “I never thought he would play for another team, but that’s the way it was.”
Kane, the first overall pick in the 2007 draft, spent his entire career with Chicago, winning the Stanley Cup in 2010, 2013 and 2015. a fashionable issue, he still delivered blasts of flamboyant play that delighted loyal audiences at the United Center.
But the Blackhawks (21-34-5) are failing, hoping for a lucky ping-pong bounce and a chance to take Connor Bedard with the first pick in the draft. And Kane is in the last year of his contract.
General manager Kyle Davidson said Kane has been dependent on what he wants to do all this time, and he decided last week that he would waive the no-move clause in exchange for New York.
Davidson had no leverage with New York general manager Chris Drury, and the best part of Tuesday’s three-team deal for Chicago was a conditional second-round pick in 2023 and a fourth-round pick in 2025. The conditional choice becomes the first choice. -earlier if the Rangers advance in this year’s Eastern Finals.
“If you look at it from a purely hockey point of view and from an asset return perspective, it probably doesn’t work,” Davidson said. “But given the circumstances and the situation, I think we got where we wanted to go and that put Patrick in the team he wanted to go to. That’s the main goal here, we’re hoping to get some assets for the future, which we feel we’ve done, but basically it’s a payback to a player who has done so much for the franchise.”
The Blackhawks also traded a guard. Jack Johnson in Colorado on Sunday and put forward Sam Lafferty and protector Jake McCabe in Toronto on Monday. Max Domiwho leads the team with 18 goals and 31 assists, as well as a striker Andreas Athanasiou may also be on track before Friday’s deadline.
Trading means Kane Jonathan Toews This is the team’s last link in the last three Stanley Cup victories, and it’s unclear when the captain will be able to play again. Toews, who also has a year of his contract expiring, announced last month that he was dealing with symptoms of long-term COVID-19 and chronic immune response syndrome.
With all moves, the Blackhawks have two first-round picks in each of the next three drafts. They have four second-rounders this year after picking three first-rounders in the 2022 draft.
But it could be years before any of those prospects make it to the NHL, and Chicago has 22 games left in the season – all without Kane.
“We will never be one player that will come in and do what Patrick Kane can do, whether it’s on-ice skills or just leadership and presence in the gym,” freshman coach Luke Richardson said. “I think we should do it through a committee… and I think this team has that option.”
DENVER – Defender Cale Makar received clearance to rejoin the Colorado Avalanche after two different hits in 11 days landed him on the league’s concussion protocol both times.
“Ready to go,” Makar told reporters about his plans to play in Dallas.
The Norris Trophy winner has missed five straight games and nine of his last 10 due to two separate headers. He suffered the first on Feb. 7 in Pittsburgh, returned to play a game, but then left again after hitting his visor with his glove on Feb. 18 in St. Louis.
“I can’t take such blows,” Makar said after training. “But at the same time, things happen. A couple of bad bounces.
Makar leads the league in playing time, averaging nearly 27 minutes per game. He is also the best among Colorado defensemen with 13 goals and 45 points.
In his absence, the Stanley Cup winners took care of business. They are six points behind the Stars for first place in the Central Division (and played three games less than Dallas).
“I love watching hockey. But I hate watching my own games,” Makar, 24, said. “These things take time and I think we as a team and as individuals understand that. There is no pressure from anyone in terms of trying to rush back.
“Obviously there are jokes and stuff, the guys want you to come back early, but at times like this you have to do what’s in your best interest. I felt that lately I put it at the forefront, and the team helped me with this.
Makar received his first headbutt in a collision with Pittsburgh. Jeff Carter February 7th. Makar passed all of the NHL’s concussion tests according to clear protocol and told the team’s medical staff that he was happy to be back.
In his first game on February 18, Makar was re-injured early in the third period when St. Louis forward Alexei Toropchenko touched his face with a right glove as they were chasing a lost puck.
Makar explained that after the second stroke, his symptoms were mild, but he was in no hurry to return after the first one.
“I’m not going to put myself in a situation where I can hurt myself even more,” Makar said. “I would be more inclined to play if I didn’t have that first encounter after that. I think it would be good. Obviously you don’t want these things mixed up.”
He added: “There are so many things that we have yet to learn about such injuries. I still think the league is doing everything they can to protect the guys from this.”
NOTES: Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said the quarterback Josh Manson was going to miss some time. Bednar said it was due to a lower body injury that kept Manson out of 31 games from December 3 to February 14. … Forward Valery Nichushkin was ill and Bednar wasn’t sure he would play.
CHICAGO – Acquisition of the Dallas Stars Max Domi in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on the striker’s 28th birthday.
The move was announced following Dallas’ 5-2 victory over Chicago. Domi was angry at what the Blackhawks were calling “roster management”.
“We’re excited to add a player of Max’s caliber to our roster,” Stars general manager Jim Neill said in a press release. “His offense this season speaks for itself, but he will also bring energy, courage and a veteran presence as we continue our playoff run.”
The addition of Domi gives Dallas another veteran forward looking to make the playoffs. The Stars (33-16-13) lead the Western Conference, one point better than the dormant Vegas Golden Knights.
Dallas also received minor league goaltender Dylan Wells from Chicago in exchange for veteran goaltender Anton Khudobin and a 2025 second-round pick.
The modest Blackhawks (21-35-5) continue to lean on their tanking strategy, hoping for a chance to take Connor Bedard with the first pick in the draft.
old star Patrick Kaneforwards Domi and Sam Lafferty and defenders Jake McCabe And Jack Johnson were sold to Chicago.
The Blackhawks also made two small deals. They acquired Anaheim’s Maxim Hunger over Dylan Sikura in exchange for minor league hitters and they took the lead. Anders Bjork from Buffalo in exchange for future considerations.
Domi has 18 goals and 31 assists in 60 games for Chicago. He scored two goals and provided an assist in a 4-3 win over Dallas last week.
Domi, the son of former NHL forward Tie Domi, signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Blackhawks in July.
Khudobin, 36, was likely put on the list for a salary cap. He did not appear in NHL games this season. The Blackhawks said he would report to Rockford of the American Hockey League.
Stars appoint Wells and loan forwards Fredrik Carlström And Fredrik Olofsson and goaltender Matt Murray of the Texas Stars of the AHL.
NEW YORK – The night was supposed to belong Patrick Kane but it was an ex-ranger Derik Brassard who ultimately claimed the Manhattan spotlight for the rising Ottawa Senators.
Claude Giroud broke the tie early in the third period and Brassard scored twice in his 1,000th career game as the Senators beat New York 5-3 on Thursday night to ruin Kane’s Rangers debut.
“I just came in and tried to play hard,” said Brassard, 35, who played four seasons with the Rangers, where he was a fan favorite and helped New York reach the Stanley Cup Finals in 2014. I will remember this for the rest of my life. It was amazing.”
The Rangers took a 3-2 lead, moving into third place after Vladimir Tarasenko scored a flashy goal late in the second, but Ottawa scored twice in two minutes and then held on to their fourth straight win.
Brassard equalized at 1:35 for 11th of the season after an assist from Giroud who beat the keeper. Yaroslav Halak for his 26th goal at 3:26 to give Ottawa the lead and stay.
Shane Pinto and Tim Stutzle (empty net) also scored for Ottawa, and Cam Talbot made 29 saves. The Rangers’ vaunted power play was scoreless on four extras, including a five-minute offense and a game misconduct scored by a Senators forward. Austin Watson at 12:49 of the first period.
“Cam was solid,” said Senators coach DJ Smith. “He was our best penalty there.”
Talbot denied Kane with a pad save with five minutes left in the third to keep the win as the Rangers…