Patrick Kane May Be Going To The East

Published August 13, 2023 at 4:31 PM

In the ever-evolving realm of unrestricted free agency, all eyes remain locked on one towering name: Patrick Kane. Yet, the extended tenure on the market was hardly surprising. Kane's journey has been imprinted by hip resurfacing surgery, forecasting a possible ice return around November or December.

Amid the wait, multiple league teams eagerly anticipate the inclusion of the three-time Stanley Cup victor and imminent Hall of Famer in their ranks.

In a recent column on The Athletic, Arthur Staple illuminates Kane's potential destinations - the Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, hometown Buffalo Sabres, and the New York Rangers, his mid-year port of call from Chicago.

"The verdict rests with Kane," as Staple elucidates. Edmonton or Colorado, and perhaps Buffalo, form the contenders' circle. The crux lies in harmonizing a reasonable cap hit and aligning with Kane's vision of potential triumph. According to sources, Kane relished his Rangers interlude, eager to showcase his prowess once fully healed from a springtime setback," Staple details.

Kane, now 34, demonstrates commendable post-surgery recovery progress. A workout video surfaced weeks post-surgery, encapsulating his unwavering dedication.

Buffalo's hometown hero defies odds, tallying nearly 60 points amid his hip injury saga spanning Blackhawks and Rangers. Accumulating 57 points (21 goals, 36 assists) across 73 games, Kane's grit translates to 16 penalty minutes and a minus-22 rating. As he prepares to pen the next chapter in his storied career, Kane's enduring influence and resilience shine bright.

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Patrick Kane May Be Going To The East

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