Rangers & Blackhawks Make Kane Deal Official

As expected the New York Rangers have acquired Patrick Kane from the Chicago Blackhawks. Kane essentially had a one-team trade list, so the return for one of the all-time greats in Blackhawks' history was underwhelming

The Rangers sent the Blackhawks a 2023 conditional second-round pick, and a 2023 fourth-round pick. The second in 2023 conditions is, that it can become a first if the Blackhawks make the conference finals. This trade also required a third team to make it work, which is believed to be the Arizona Coyotes. They will be getting a third in 2025 for brokering the trade. 

Kane, 34, is a Blackhawks legend, who wanted to play with the Rangers and was very vocal about that. After this trade, he gets his wish to play in New York alongside one of his best friends; Artemi Panarin. 
Kane has 45 points in 54 games and has been plagued with some injuries in the past few seasons, which led to some concerns that his hip injury would require surgery to fix. However, Kane has since put an end to those rumors and will gear up to help the Rangers prepare for a lengthy playoff run. 

The Rangers have already traded for Vladimir Tarasenko from the St. Louis Blues and Tyler Motte (again) from the Ottawa Senators. They are beefing up to bring the Stanley Cup back to New York City for the first time since 1994. The expectation is that they would be done making major moves, and could look at another depth defenseman or potentially a third goalie ahead of the March. 3, NHL trade deadline.

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