Patrick Kane Puts Blackhawks On Blast For Player Development, Likely On The Move

Patrick Kane did not hold back when opening up about his thoughts towards the Chicago Blackhawks and the way the team has been developing players.

Over the last number of years Kane has watched young talent come through the system and then be traded away, only to shine in new places. He commented on Kirby Dach who was dealt last summer, saying, "I'm not surprised (he's doing so well). What is he, 21? 22? It takes some time sometimes, and he was probably rushed into the league. And playing fourth line minutes, getting sat out of games, it's probably not the best thing for your development. It's not surprising in the least that all of a sudden he's starting to play a lot of minutes and playing in a good position and he's producing. Happy for him."

Not only was Dach brought in too early and used in a limited role, the Blackhawks gave up on him at such a young age. Kane also spoke out about the Blackhawks moving  on from Alex DeBrincat and Dylan Strome last offseason as well, stating that it didn't make much sense to be trading away young talent when that's what the team needs to build around for the future.

DeBrincat was traded away for a questionable return while Strome and Dominik Kubalik were not qualified and hit free agency with no return. These comments by Kane lead us to believe that he will be traded out of Chicago before the deadline as officially he hasn't come out with a decision yet.

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