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Patrick Kane's Stay in Detroit Might End Sooner Than We Think

Published December 1, 2023 at 2:56 PM
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Patrick Kane recently joined the Detroit Red Wings on a short-term contract, but his stay could be brief depending on the team's performance.

Trade Possibilities for Kane with the Red Wings



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The hockey community was surprised this week when Patrick Kane signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. This contract offers flexibility for both Kane and the Red Wings, as it's a short-term commitment with a moderate impact on the salary cap.



Hockey insider Pierre LeBrun mentioned the possibility of Kane being traded if the Red Wings are not in a playoff position by the trade deadline.


As of now, the Red Wings hold a precarious position in the playoff race, currently occupying the first wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. However, their playoff chances are uncertain, especially with teams like the Lightning and the Devils expected to improve their performance. Also, let's not forget that Kane's contract includes a No-Trade Clause.

Toronto Maple Leafs: A Potential Destination for Kane



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If the Red Wings fall out of playoff contention and the Toronto Maple Leafs are in a strong position, Maple Leafs General Manager Brad Treliving might consider acquiring Kane. Toronto, having shown interest in Kane before, could benefit from his experience in the playoffs.

Acquiring Kane would be more costly via trade, but he could be a significant asset, especially if the Red Wings agree to retain part of his salary.

Kane's current deal with a cap hit of $2.75 million could be even more appealing if the Red Wings absorb 50% of it. This would allow a team like Toronto to add a high-caliber player like Kane at an effective cost of $1.375 million.

Do you think the Red Wings will trade Patrick Kane if they're out of the playoffs?

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