NHL Insider Confirms Why The Rangers Are Out Of The Patrick Kane Conversation

Published November 17, 2023 at 9:13 PM

The Patrick Kane saga has been going on for months now. With his return finally imminent teams are starting to talk with Kane. The New York Rangers are reportedly not part of that list of teams.

Kane Starting To Meet With Teams

There have been reports over the last week with a varying degree of validity that Patrick Kane is meeting with teams. Some of these rumors have been debunked while others have been confirmed. The Buffalo Sabres are one team confirmed by the general manager Kevyn Adams to be in the talks.

Sabres GM Kevyn Adams on Patrick Kane:

«Yeah we are a team that checked in on him once he became a free agent, and we asked them to keep us posted and that's what they've done We'll see where it goes from there.»

With the Sabres confirmed to be in the race many wondered about the New York Rangers. Well thanks to new reports their status in these talks has been confirmed.

NHL Insider Confirms Rangers Are Out On Kane

In recent days, NHL insider for Daily Faceoff Frank Seravalli shed some light on Kane returning to the Big Apple. According to his sources, the reunion is not likely.

"The latest on Kane is that the interview process is ongoing. He is talking to teams, we just talked about the New York Rangers. Surprising to hear a couple days ago from Larry Brooks and the New York Post that the Rangers are out. Part of that is an actual salary cap mechanism issue.

Kane wants to sign soon, like in the next eight days, hopefully by the end of next week so we can stop answering this question. But he wants to sign soon and the way the Rangers are structured right now with those guys, especially Adam Fox being out, they don't actually have any extra cap space, even $1 million, to be able to get something like that done."

With the salary cap issues, the Rangers cannot fit Kane into their plans. This means without a drastic change in their situation Kane will be finding the third team of his career.

As more reports come in we can start to narrow down the field of true contenders to sign Patrick Kane this season.

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NHL Insider Confirms Why The Rangers Are Out Of The Patrick Kane Conversation

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