NHL Rumors: Chicago Blackhawks to Discuss Kane & Toews Trades

The end of an era is taking place in Chicago as the Blackhawks continue their fire sale. The team was busy at the first day of the NHL Draft, sending young center Kirby Dach to the Montreal Canadiens and sniper Alex DeBrincat to the Ottawa Senators. Sounds like Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews could be next.

General manager Kyle Davidson admitted to the media on Thursday night, there's some tough conversations to come with the Blackhawk legends. It's obvious the team is completely tearing it down and having two veteran expensive pieces for one more season really doesn't make a ton of sense. While there's a development side to the equation, from the sounds of it, Kane and Toews don't necessarily want to be mentors. They'd rather play meaningful hockey and it's obvious in Chicago they have other ideas, with prospect Connor Bedard in their sites.

Both Kane and Toews are making $10.5 million so any trade will see some salary retention. They both are signed just for next season so it's coming to the end of the road and a decision will be made one way or another. 

Kane has been linked to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes, meanwhile the Toews sweepstakes hasn't really gotten off the ground just because of the question marks surrounding his health. Heading back home to the Winnipeg Jets may be something we see come to fruition.

The Blackhawks also let Dylan Strome walk, and they are looking at moving Seth Jones. Davidson is tearing it down as the rebuild is in full effect.

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