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Here is the most recent Rangers buzz forward of the 2023 NHL commerce deadline, which is on Mar. 3…
Mar. 3, 9:49 a.m.
Chicago Blackhawks ahead Patrick Kane is seen as a “excellent match” for the Rangers forward of the deadline, writes Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic.
“It’s felt like a match since Kane hit the commerce rumor mill: the brilliant lights of Broadway being the right stage for the veteran offensive magic man — to not point out a reunion with previous pal Artemi Panarin,” LeBrun writes.
LeBrun means that the Rangers ought to dangle one in all their first-round picks within the 2023 NHL Draft for Kane.
Kane, 34, has a full no-move clause and is about to be an unrestricted free agent after the season. He is within the ultimate 12 months of an eight-year, $84 million deal he signed earlier than the 2015-16 season, and had a $10.5 million cap hit coming into this season.
In 38 video games this season, Kane has eight objectives and 20 assists for the Blackhawks — the worst workforce within the NHL, with simply 26 factors.
During the 2021-22 season, Kane had 26 objectives and 66 assists in 78 video games.