One Blockbuster Deal to Consider for Patrick Kane

The Chicago Blackhawks are going to play next season with a giant spotlight on their veteran core, and if the team becomes a laughing stock in the NHL, some major trades are going to take place. This includes superstar winger, Patrick Kane.

While Kane has a no-movement clause and has reportedly discussed his feelings with Blackhawks GM, Stan Bowman about the state of the franchise, at this point it doesn't appear any trade is likely.

However, after next season, here's one to consider.

Patrick Kane to the New York Rangers for Kaapo Kakko, Anthony DeAngelo and a slew of future considerations, which would include a combination of draft picks or prospects. 

If Patrick Kane wants out of Chicago, he's going to hold all the power and the Big Apple will certainly be on the menu. The Rangers would be at the top or near the top of his list, so he could once again team up with Artemi Panarin, who happens to be Kane's favorite player to play with. 

The Rangers also make sense for a number of reasons. Next season the team no longer has to pay bought out players $12 million and it goes down to $4 million, and a couple of big contracts will be leaving their books. They can absorb Kane's $10.5 million dollar deal, there's capacity. Plus the team is loaded with young talent and adding Kane could be the missing piece. 

It would also be worth noting, his contract has three years left on it, which perfectly aligns with Alexis Lafreniere's entry-level contract. As of right now, the Rangers have $27.7 million in cap space next season and without tying their hands, could easily make this work. 

Make no mistake about it Patty Kane was disappointed with the Blackhawks shifting their focus to a rebuild, and at 31-years-old, Kane is looking for the right situation for the 'back-nine' of his career. 

As it stands right now, after one more year in Chicago, Patrick Kane could be taking his talents to the bright lights on Broadway.  

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