New York Rangers Rumors: Blackhawks Star Still On Team's Radar

Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane is one of the top trade targets still available. Although the New York Rangers were expected to be out of the Kane sweepstakes when they acquired Vladimir Tarasenko, it seems things have now changed on that front. According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, the Rangers will "try to make it work" if Kane truly wants to be a Ranger.

Kane has a full no-movement clause, so he has complete control over if and where he will be dealt at the deadline. It has already been confirmed that Kane is open to the prospect of joining the Rangers, and now it seems possible that this could happen given this latest report from Brooks.

For any trade to work, the Blackhawks would need to retain half of Kane's salary, and a third team would also need to jump in and take on 25% of it as well. It would be a tall order, but if a future Hall of Famer and star forward wants to join them, the Rangers should consider taking advantage of it. 

In 54 games this season, Kane has 16 goals to go along with 45 points. Over his last four games, however, he has seven goals and three assists.

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