Detroit Red Wings winger Patrick Kane
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Rumor: Patrick Kane to be Traded to Western Canadian Team

Published January 9, 2024 at 10:19

One of the biggest name free agent signings this year could end prematurely as Patrick Kane is looking to be on the move at the trade deadline if Detroit remains out of a playoffs spot.

Winnipeg Jets Eyeing Kane As Trade Deadline Target

One of Kane's top priorities when signing this year was winning. It seems as though he signed with Detroit under the assumption that if things do not go well then he would be flipped at the trade deadline to a contender. Its a win-win for Detroit, who could essentially get future assets for free, just for signing Kane.

Should read what Pierre Lebrun knows regarding this matter.

"Let's see what Patrick Kane wants.' It's possible that he gets flipped and therefore the Red Wings get an asset for Patrick who is a UFA (on) July 1."

One team that is reportedly interested in the American superstar is the Winnipeg Jets. This makes sense as the team frequently has to acquire their talent through trades as they have trouble signing free agents.

A potential deal could look something like Rasmus Kupari and a 2nd round pick, not a bad haul for a player the team essentially just got for free. We will just have to wait and see where the Red Wings are at in the standings by the trade deadline but for now, a trade seems more likely than not.

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Rumor: Patrick Kane to be Traded to Western Canadian Team

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