NHL Rumors: 3 Potential Landing Spots for Evander Kane

The Edmonton Oilers are going to be in tough to bring back Evander Kane. The risky move turned out to be one of their better transactions of the season as Kane brought his A-Game to the Oilers. Now money is the biggest issue as Oil general manager Ken Holland currently only has just over $7 million to spend this summer, and he currently does not have any goalies signed who are expected to play next season. Let's take a look at three potential landing spots for Kane should he be leaving Edmonton:

Los Angeles Kings

Word is the Kings aren't done and want to add another forward. They just went out and acquired Kevin Fiala from the Minnesota Wild and promptly gave him a huge contract extension, now general manager Rob Blake is trying to secure another scoring winger and someone like Kane could be the perfect fit. The team knows him very well from their battles with the San Jose Sharks and while it certainly comes with risk, the Kings have a great leadership group who should be able to keep Kane's head on straight on the ice.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes are expected to lose a couple of pieces up front and could turn to Kane to replace some of their lost scoring. The team has over $20 million in cap space, solid goaltending and stacked defense, so adding a game-changing forward is very high on their to-do list this summer. Kane was lights out for the Oilers last season, recording 39 points in 43 the regular season, while notching 13 goals in 15 Stanley Cup Playoff games. His speed and power game would mix in nicely in Carolina and their coaching staff is definitely up for the challenge.
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Nashville Predators

If the Predators cannot get Filip Forsberg signed to a long-term extension, plan B may just be adding Kane to their group. The team enjoyed bounce back seasons from a couple of their centers and are hopeful to land some more scoring on their wings for next season. Their goaltending is strong, they need one more defenseman, but adding a player like Kane is top priority for a team with over $22 million in cap space. A nice climate, less media, this could be a match made in free-agent heaven this summer.

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