NHL | Prior to the National Hockey League trade deadline this season, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks should be the centre of attention.
Kane will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, and the rebuilding team looks set to sell him, NHL but his agent Pat Brisson believes neither party is in a hurry.
Brisson stated to our colleague Pierre LeBrun that he anticipates Kane’s year to go similarly to Claude Giroux’s previous one. Prior to the deadline, the Florida Panthers received the captain of the Philadelphia Flyers in a trade.
It’s pretty similar to the strategy we used with Claude, said Brisson. We’ll wait and watch how Chicago develops. Patrick’s mood will be monitored. NHL Later in the season, we’ll probably look at things when the time is perfect.
I don’t want to put too much pressure on it, but it’s obvious that the Hawks won’t force him to make a choice.
Similar 8-year, $84 million contracts were signed in 2014 by Kane and Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, who are also in their last year of their contracts.
Kane, 33, averaged more than a point per game for the fourth straight season last year with 26 goals and 66 assists in 78 appearances. In three games thus far this season, he has one assist.
NHL Toews, on the other hand, had a productive season last year, with 12 goals and 25 assists in 71 games despite missing the full year prior due to chronic immune response syndrome.
The centre, 34, had two goals in three games this season, and according to Brisson, there could be interest in him before the trade deadline as well.
Jon would be beneficial to a squad, according to Brisson. If you’re a want tobe wanting – make it far, having Jonathan Toews in your locker room, I mean, dang it, he might become an essential component as well.
But it’s evident that making assumptions at this point would be premature.
The Blackhawks have only made the playoffs once since 2017 and haven’t won a playoff round since winning the title in 2015. Toews, the team’s captain since 2008, and Kane helped the team win three Stanley Cups from 2010 to 2015.