Blackhawks GM Comments on Kane & Toews Trade Buzz

Chicago Blackhawks general manager Kyle Davidson wasn't shying away from the elephants in the room on opening day of training camp. The Blackhawks GM is fully aware his team is rebuilding and both Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane don't necessarily want to be a part of the team. Both veterans are professionals and have shown up to suit up, how long that remains in Chicago is the question.

Davidson admitted he'll be patient during the trade process this season and we can expect to see both Blackhawks legends moved. Toews had this to say about the team's rebuilding strategy:

At the end of the day, we're talking about a five-plus-year process, according to (general manager) Kyle [Davidson]. So, that part of it doesn't sound appealing to me at all.

While Davidson didn't go into fine details about the team's plan with their two stars, he mentioned the following after Alex DeBrincat was moved to the Ottawa Senators. The writing is on the wall in the Windy city:

Yeah, I think there's value in having guys like that that can help mold and set the bar and set the example for younger players coming in. But that's a two-way street and they have to want to be a part of that. But you know what, to this point we haven't heard otherwise. Again, we're going to be very open with them, very transparent. Today was a day that I'm not sure any people saw coming, necessarily. Maybe they did. But it's hard to accept nonetheless, which I get. But it's a necessary step that we had to take to get this on a track to where we want to be and not try and just make small tweaks along the way. We had to make a big shift. We had to change things.

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