Blackhawks Rumors: Latest on Kane & Toews Trades

The Chicago Blackhawks loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night and fell to 6-12-4 on the season, good for second last in the entire NHL. The Blackhawks have entered year two of a five year rebuild and appear set for the NHL Draft Lottery next spring. What else seems to be set, is the fact both Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are going to be moved.

Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman provided the latest and greatest on the two Blackhawks legends as trade talks are heating up not only in the windy city, but across the NHL:

Good line on Wednesday about Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews: “Right now, there’s more talk from people who can’t make it happen than from people who can.” Expect this to gain traction in the new year, with more clarity on what (or where) both players prefer. On some level, I think Kane in particular would like to take a run at some of Stan Mikita’s franchise records (games played, assists and points). Therefore, there were rumours he might prefer to play out the season in Chicago and decide his future in free agency, but several sources threw cold water on that idea. As you can imagine, there’s been no extension talk in either case

You better believe that both Kane and Toews get moved and neither player wants to be a part of a rebuild. While they do love playing in Chicago and have enjoyed all the special moments, both players have made it clear they have no interest hanging around for some more tough times in the later stages of their careers.

Kane continues to be linked to the LA Kings, New York Rangers and Boston Bruins, meanwhile Toews heading to either the Colorado Avalanche or Winnipeg Jets makes a ton of sense. Regardless, expect to see them moved before the trade deadline. This much we do know.

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