Insider Says Patrick Kane "Would Love A Shot" With This Team in 2023-24

Patrick Kane is the most notable free agent left on the board, but it's apparent that he isn't going to be signing anywhere until his rehab from offseason hip resurfacing surgery is near complete. This won't be until well after the 2023-24 season is underway. 

But when he's ready, where might he land? His short 19-game stint with the New York Rangers didn't go as planned due to his health situation. The Blueshirts were the only team he was interested in going to at the trade deadline this past season, so would he be willing to re-sign with them again this season when the time is right?

According to Rangers Insider Arthur Staple in The Athletic, that certainly could be in the cards.

I have heard he really enjoyed his brief Rangers stint and would love a shot to show what he can do there when healthy, which he definitely was not in the spring.

Staple adds that if GM Chris Drury decides that his lineup is in dire need of a Patrick Kane injection as the season evolves, and he's available, "he’ll move mountains to get it done, even though moving mountains in March didn’t really work out."

But Staple suggests that the Rangers might not be the only team on Kane's radar, as he names the Edmonton Oilers, Colorado Avalanche, and even the Buffalo Sabres as possibilities as well, "depending on who can squeeze a modest cap hit in and which team Kane feels has the best chance to win."

The 34-year-old Kane has three Stanley Cup championships under his belt, as well as a Hart Trophy, a Conn Smythe, an Art Ross and a Calder Trophy. He's scored at least 20 goals in every one of his 16 NHL seasons except for 2020-21 when he only played in 56 games and had 15 goals. In 1,180 career games, he has 1,237 points. 

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