Insider Believes A Division Rival Will Steal Patrick Kane From The Leafs

Published September 28, 2023 at 7:35 PM

There are plenty of teams interested in signing free agent Patrick Kane. He still has plenty in the tank and should be anxious to contribute when he returns around the first of November. The three-time Stanley Cup winner has been linked to the Toronto Maple Leafs, which would be a massive get for GM Brad Treliving. However, an Insider says there will be stiff competition from a division rival.

Tremendous Interst

According to TSN's Darren Dreger, the Buffalo Sabres are eager to add Kane to an already deep lineup.

"No doubt that the Buffalo Sabres have tremendous interest in Patty Kane. I know that [Sabres GM] Kevin Adams has had that conversation already with Pat Brisson (Kane's agent)."

Makes Sense

Dreger said signing with Buffalo "makes sense" for Kane, and he's right. The veteran would be a perfect fit on a young, talented team looking to make the playoffs for the first time in a while. However, chances are it won't just be Toronto and Buffalo in the mix, as a number of other teams are rumoured to be interested. That includes the New York Rangers, where Kane played last season, as well as the Vegas Golden Knights. The defending champs have to look good to a player looking to win another Cup before retiring.


Patrick Kane when he was drafted 1st overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2007
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Insider Believes A Division Rival Will Steal Patrick Kane From The Leafs

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