Patrick Kane May Be Heading Back to the Western Conference

No other free agent in the NHL is stirring as much buzz as Patrick Kane. The former New York Ranger and Chicago Blackhawks has been rehabbing his hip since offseason surgery and from the looks of his recent training video, things are progressing nicely. 

While the Buffalo Sabres will certainly be in the mix as a potential destination, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the Dallas Stars could make a ton of sense for Kane's next move. The Stars currently have $457.000 in cap space so something's going to have to give.

The Stars are loaded with a mix of young and veteran talent, adding Kane to their top six could be exactly what the doctored ordered to get them back into the Stanley Cup Final. That's of course, if Kane can get back to his all-star capabilities.

Last season with the Rangers, the future hall-of-famer recorded 12 points in 19 regular season games and another six points in seven Stanley Cup Playoff games. As far as his career goes, the 2007 first-overall pick has appeared in 1180 career regular season games, collecting 1237 points, meanwhile another 138 points in 143 playoff games.

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