NHL Rumors: Surprising Team Showing "Keen Interest" In Patrick Kane

In a surprising twist, the Florida Panthers, who defied expectations with a memorable Stanley Cup playoff run, are reportedly showing keen interest in signing Patrick Kane as a free agent once he's healthy to play, projected to be around mid-December.

This unexpected move underscores the Panthers' determination to fortify their roster even after active off-season signings and trades.

According to George Richards of Florida Hockey Now, the Panthers view Kane as a potential fit for their team, and they are reportedly willing to navigate salary cap considerations to accommodate his presence.

This bold approach signifies the Panthers' commitment to their upcoming season, which is underscored by the looming possibility of losing key free agents next off-season.

Last season, the 34-year-old scored 16 goals and 45 points over the first 54 games of the season with the Chicago Blackhawks, before he was ultimately dealt to the New York Rangers.

Following his arrival in New York, Kane put up five goals and 12 points over 19 games with the Rangers.

He is entering his 17th NHL season. Photo Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports