NHL Rumors jumped aboard the Patrick Kane on the Buffalo Sabers bandwagon, but only as a discussion and not necessarily as a trade possibility.
Although it would be a great story for Patrick Kane to arrive and end his career with the Buffalo Sabers, NHL Rumors pretty much said the team wouldn’t make such a move. And even though I’ll be behind Kevyn Adams (eventually) if he for some reason managed to trade, it’s the right decision not to try to trade for Kane if he and other non-moving people decide to trade them shake.
NHL Rumors reported a transcript regarding the possibility of the Blackhawks moving Kane before specifically mentioning the Sabers as a possible destination. In case you are new to the kane sagathe reason so many people in NHL circles associate Kane with the Sabers is that Buffalo is his hometown.
So while rumors like these swirl every time a player can enter free will or be moved via trade, there’s little chance they’ll actually happen. Anyway, now that we’ve cleared the exposition, let’s break down Elliotte Friedman’s take when he discussed Kane on the NHL Network.
What did the NHL Network say about the idea of the Blackhawks moving Patrick Kane specifically to the Buffalo Sabers?
Friedman noted that teams inquire about Kane as of last season’s trade deadline. He specifically mentioned the Colorado Avalanche and the New York Rangers. Obviously, the Sabers wouldn’t have been in that discussion since they were pretty much knocked out of the playoffs at the time.
He further noted that when it comes to the offseason, the Blackhawks have already made it clear that they are interested in a fire sale regarding players without movement clauses. That means if the Sabers were to trade for a Blackhawk, they might have a better chance of bringing back Jake McCabe as veteran defenseman general manager Kevyn Adams talks, or even pulling off a blockbuster for Alex DeBrincat.
Friedman also referenced what Kane said last year about his future in Chicago, specifically saying he didn’t want to leave the Windy City. This implies that while the Blackhawks won’t be a good team next season, Kane doesn’t mind staying.