Monster deal to come involving Alexis Lafrenière?

Published December 25, 2022 at 5:59 PM

According to Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Chicago and as reported by my colleague Keven Mawn of, the chances of Patrick Kane ending up with the New York Rangers by the trade deadline are very high.

In return, Chris Drury will have to part with some youngsters.

See the explanations of the journalist here:

"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."

Also according to Roumeliotis, the chances of Chytil leaving are slim, due to his recent outburst. As for Kaapo Kakko, he hasn't really had much success since his NHL debut, so it would be surprising if the Blackhawks showed any interest in him.

So, the logical candidate to take the road to Chicago, according to the journalist, would be Alexis Lafreniere. The former first overall pick in 2020 had 17 points in 35 games this season on the third line. Seeing him play on a first line, in a rebuilding team, could certainly change the game for him.

This will obviously be something to watch.

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