A huge trade is taking shape in the NHL and Alexis Lafrenière is involved according to NBC Sports

Published December 25, 2022 at 11:50

Even on this Christmas Day, many informants continue to reveal interesting information, in preparation for the next few weeks which are likely to be eventful in the NHL.

One of the big deals to follow between now and the trade deadline, probably the biggest, is the one involving star player Patrick Kane. The latter, who will become a free agent at the end of the season, will probably be traded by the Chicago Blackhawks.

According to Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Chicago, there is a good chance that the Chicago Blackhawks will trade Patrick Kane to the New York Rangers by the March 3rd deadline.

If confirmed, this would definitely be a huge deal.

What will the Rangers give in exchange? See the journalist's explanation:

"Would the Rangers part with K'Andre Miller or Braden Schneider? Doubtful. What about Filip Chytil, Kaapo Kakko or Alexis Lafreniere? That's where the conversation will probably go next, and that's where it should go next." - Charlie Roumeliotis

The latter goes on to explain that Chytil is probably the least likely of the three to leave, due to his recent outburst and because his value would currently be underestimated on the market.

That would leave Kakko and Lafreniere, and everything indicates that Chicago will have no interest in Kakko, who unfortunately does not seem to be progressing since his arrival in the National League. His value is therefore not very high, especially not to act as a key piece to acquire Kane.

The Quebecer Alexis Lafrenière would be the most logical candidate, according to NBC Sports.

Could we see a monster trade involving Alexis Lafreniere and Patrick Kane?

Everything seems to point in this direction, because the Rangers are very aggressive to acquire the star forward. It is also known that New York is among the three favorite destinations of the number 88.

Moreover, it really seems to be a possibility, especially since the Rangers have room on their payroll to accommodate the 33-year-old's massive contract.

This will be a very interesting rumour to follow in the coming months!

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