Blackhawks Rumors: 3 Teams Who Will Make Offers for Patrick Kane

The Chicago Blackhawks have been talking trade for months. Management isn't shy and is willing to take on additional contracts if it means they receive an additional asset as a sweetener. We've seen this recently with the deal with the Vancouver Canucks, and it could certainly come into play once again when the time comes to move Patrick Kane. Let's dive into three teams who are going to make pitches to Kane to join their organization for a Stanley Cup run:

New York Rangers

The heavy favorites at this point, the New York Rangers have already laid the groundwork with the Blackhawks on what exactly their looking for as a package. Young NHL ready talent, and high draft picks will appetize Blackhawks general manager Kyle Davidson. Kaapo Kakko or Alexis Lafreniere will need to be included, along with at least one first-round pick. Vitali Kravtsov could also find his way to the Windy City as the Russian prospect is looking for a change of scenery. 

Toronto Maple Leafs

Even with Kevin Weekes saying Kane isn't interested in Toronto, expect to see the Maple Leafs take another run at Kane later on this season. Playing alongside Auston Mattews should get Kane's attention and if the team can prove they have the goaltending and defense to make some noise in the postseason, perhaps the Blackhawks legend gives them a shot. Toronto has the prospects and draft pick capital to make a deal work. Davidson and Kyle Dubas have smoothed over their relationship and some more business could be coming soon from the two executives.

Carolina Hurricanes

One team considered a wild card at this point, expect to see the Hurricanes contact the Blackhawks about Kane's intentions. The team showed throughout the summer they are going for the Cup this season and management isn't shy, leaving another bold move within reach. The 'Canes have first-round picks the next two seasons and have two second-round picks in 2024 which could come into play here. Martin Necas and Seth Jarvis are two players who could land on the Blackhawks radar should a deal present itself. Again, it's all going to come down to where Kane wants to play. 

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