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Patrick Kane being heavily pursued by Canadian team




Patrick Kane still remains unsigned following a brief tenure with the New York Rangers during their short-lived 2022-23 playoff run. However, one team is making major pushes in their pursuit for the superstar winger.






Toronto pursues Kane


Patrick Kane to the Maple Leafs? It makes perfect sense for this Leafs team desperate to make a splash during the 2023-24 Post-Season. Kane is a notable playoff performer, and Toronto is desperate to end their long-lasting Championship drought.


James Wilson of NHL Trade Rumors has revealed some key information regarding Patrick Kane's future in the NHL, and which teams are pursuing the 34-year-old.


"The Toronto Maple Leafs have emerged as strong contenders in the pursuit of free agent Patrick Kane, with reports indicating a high level of interest in the talented forward."






While Kane's glory days may be behind him, the long-time Blackhawk still has the right pieces to help steer a team to victory. His 6 points (1 goal, 5 assists) in 7 games with the Rangers during the 2022-23 Playoffs prove that he is still capable of being a key player during big games.


The Maple Leafs window is wide open, and they have the offensive weapons to make a deep playoff push this season. Their star-studded lineup needs a player like Kane to direct them to a Stanley Cup championship, (or the third-round at least).






Can the Leafs secure Kane?

The one issue with the Maple Leafs currently, they have no money to offer Kane. Their main focus will be moving pieces to bring them below the cap-ceiling as they are currently projected at $3 Million over the cap.


If the Leafs were to deal TJ Brodie or William Nylander, they would be able to clear up enough cap space to acquire Kane. Currently, there is one team as the front-runner to acquire Nylander.


Kane could still fetch in the $7-8 Million range from any team with money looking to acquire the Three-time Stanley Cup champion. With a salary cap expected to increase drastically over the coming years, expect a team to throw money at the proven playoff performer.



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