Blackhawks' Kane Giving Teams Notice On Trade Interest Well Before Deadline

Patrick Kane is still undecided about his future this season. He has a full no-move clause and controls which team he goes to if he decides he wants to leave Chicago at all. Of course having Kane in Chicago sells tickets and helps them win games, but moving him will make a much larger impact on the future of the organization. Trading Kane at the deadline will get the Blackhawks at least a first round pick in this strong upcoming draft.

As the 2023 trade deadline is now three weeks away, both Pierre LeBrun and David Pagnotta reported that Kane's camp will give teams 7-10+ days notice before the trade deadline if he decides to be traded, while there's at least a couple of interested parties, such as the Dallas Stars and New York Rangers.

For Kane to give this much notice, it allows teams to have backup plans in place, but not be rushed into making a quick decision once Kane provides all of the information. The Blackhawks' star has already been brought a list of teams that have shown interest in him. So upon revealing if he wants to be traded, there's a good chance his camp will also let the interested teams know if he would accept a trade there or not.

Kane has nine goals and 35 points in 46 games this season and a team acquiring him, likely as a rental, would have to free up a fair amount of cap space to get a deal done. Kane earns $10.5 million and the Blackhawks would be able to retain half of that without a third party also taking on some cap. It's more fun if Kane decides he wants to be traded for everyone who enjoys trades. We'll have to wait and see his decision within the next two weeks.

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