Blackhawks Trade Rumors: 3 Teams Have Inquired About Patrick Kane

The Chicago Blackhawks are expected to trade forward Patrick Kane this season. Kane holds a full no-movement clause and will have to provide his stamp of approval on his next destination. Sounds like a few teams are trying to get a jump on the others, as Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff made note that the New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs have all reached out to Chicago regarding the asking price.

Kane turns 34 this season but isn't slowing down in the least. Last season on a struggling, rebuilding squad, the Blackhawks winger put up 92 points in 78 games. Just imagine what he could still do with other all-star linemates.

As far as teams go, the Rangers just increased their odds as they acquired a first-round pick from the Dallas Stars in exchange for disgruntled defenseman Nils Lundkvist. Having two first-round picks to offer the Blackhawks could go a long way for New York.

The Oilers and Maple Leafs are expected to be open to moving their first-round pick at the 2023 Entry Draft, however neither team holds multiple firsts. Expect to see prospect laden offers from Ken Holland and Kyle Dubas. For now, it doesn't sound like anything is close as Blackhawks general manager Kyle Davidson admitted at the first day of training camp, nothing is imminent with either a Kane or Jonathan Toews trade. Is it eventually going to happen this season? Yes, for both.

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