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Golden Knights Have ‘Confirmed Interest’ In Patrick Kane

The 2023 NHL Trade Deadline is only two weeks away and the Vegas Golden Knights are likely in the market for a forward. Given…



The 2023 NHL Trade Deadline is only two weeks away and the Vegas Golden Knights are likely in the market for a forward. Given the unfortunate injury status of captain Mark Stone and the overall lack of depth at forward, making an addition at forward is seemingly inevitable for general manager Kelly McCrimmon.

Many names are out there on the trade market but perhaps none bigger than Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks. 

In a recent article, Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers of The Athletic stated that the Golden Knights have confirmed interest in trading for Kane.

"There are several teams for which Kane could make sense. But that doesn't always mean there is real interest there. Four teams with confirmed interest are Carolina, Dallas, Minnesota, and Vegas. The question is, of course, is Kane willing to go to any of those teams?" they said.

Kane is a future Hockey Hall of Fame winger with three Stanley Cups to his name as well as multiple other awards. With the Blackhawks in the middle of a rebuild and his $10.5 million AAV contract expiring this summer alongside Jonathan Toews' deal, the two will likely be traded.

While Kane is a great player all-time, this season Kane has just nine goals and 35 points in 48 games with the struggling Blackhawks. He is 34 years old, has a massive cap hit that comes with a no-trade clause, meaning he will get to choose his trade destination and is also apparently dealing with an injury. 

"There’s an undercurrent of buzz around Patrick Kane. Teams of interest worry about his health. We know that he missed some time not that long ago with that hip issue. Those things don’t magically disappear. I think that’s been something lingering with Kane in other seasons. What's his health going to be like? If he aggravates it between now and March 3rd, are we 100% sure that he's on the trade market?" said Darren Dreger on TSN 1050 Toronto.

We have seen two big trades for forwards recently in the NHL with the New York Islanders acquiring Bo Horvat and the New York Rangers Vladamair Tarasenko. These deals have set the price tag for a top forward at the deadline with prospects, roster players, and draft picks being involved.

The Golden Knights play seven more games before the Trade Deadline, which will be on March 3rd at 3:00 p.m.

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