Patrick Kane trade rumors: Maple Leafs, Rangers only two teams on Blackhawks star’s trade list, per report
Patrick Kane trade rumors continue to swirl ahead of the NHL trade deadline, but when it comes to any potential fans, he holds all cards. That’s because the three-time Stanley Cup champion has a full no-move clause, meaning Kane is in control of where he goes and it looks like his wishlist of destinations is relatively short. Former NHL defenseman Carlo Coliacovo, who now hosts Toronto’s TSN 1050, said Kane was seriously interested in two teams.
“From the people I’ve spoken to, if Patrick Kane was to take a trade somewhere, the two teams I’ve been told are on his list are the New York Rangers and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Kolayakovo said on “First Up”.
For now, the New York Rangers seem like an unlikely destination. They have already acquired Vladimir Tarasenko from the St. Louis Blues, and Kane expressed disappointment when asked about the deal..
“It’s not the nicest thing I’ve ever heard about a deal,” Kane said in an interview with NBC Sports Chicago. “I think the Rangers are a team that you definitely have your eye on and are definitely intrigued by for obvious reasons.”
With a deal for Tarasenko, who is also a winger, the Rangers likely won’t be looking for Kane.
When it comes to the Maple Leafs, it’s going to be hard for them to make money work. Toronto has just $296,666 in the salary cap, while Kane has $10.5 million, according to CapFriendly. Even if the Blackhawks kept half of Kane’s salary, the Maple Leafs would have to jump through financial hurdles to get him.