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NHL Rumors: There might be eight groups speaking to Patrick Kane

Sportsnet: Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek on the 32 Ideas: The Podcast – All Eyes are Sweden episode on the Evander Kane.

** NHLRumors.com transcription

Marek: “Patrick Kane determination time coming.”

Friedman: “I believe there’s eight conferences or Zoom conferences arrange week. I believe he’s received a pair extra. It sounds just like the quantity is roughly eight. And I believe this isn’t a lot about contract as it’s about really feel.

You realize, getting speaking to the groups, the coaches, the GMs. The place do you envision Kane enjoying? You realize, how do you see him becoming within the roster, energy play? I believe all of these issues.

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You realize, I believe Kane, one of many issues he has to do is decide. I’ve heard at occasions he’s talked a couple of one-year deal. Enjoying someplace this yr seeing the way it goes. I’ve additionally heard speak about that perhaps he could be much less focused on that as a result of he doesn’t need to transfer his household round as a lot and he could be searching for a few years.

He’s not eligible to signal an over 35 deal as a result of within the NHL, your age is set by how previous you’re on July 1st. So he turns 35, truly, on Sunday. Joyful Birthday Patrick. It doesn’t matter at this level.

Now, I do know that the Toronto factor received form of overturned. I’d heard rumors that he was going to speak to them however the Maple Leafs had been form of taking a look at it like, ‘hey, is that what we’d like or no matter flexibility we’ve, we’d must spend it elsewhere.’

So I’m nonetheless taking a look at groups like Detroit, Buffalo, Florida. I’ve puzzled about Carolina. Like we talked, we talked on this on this podcast, Jeff about Carolina needing scoring, you already know, Kane can rating. And so I nonetheless don’t know the place that is going to go but. However I believe that he’s received about eight groups. He’s talked to or speaking to, after which we go to the following level the place he begins to slender it down or decide his group.”

Marek: “Does it really feel to you just like the Brad Richards courtship?”

Friedman: “Properly, he’s not flying round in every single place.”

Marek: “Simply listening to lining up all of the groups and all of the Zoom calls. That is the 2023 variations of Brad Richards courting across the NHL. It’s an intriguing one. You realize, I must assume that we’ve talked loads about Dallas as nicely. I wouldn’t be stunned if, in the event that they speak to Kane this week. We’ll see.

I don’t assume it’s going to be Dallas. Like I believe he want to play there. You realize, we speak on this podcast about Tanev and Zadorov, and, and every thing. I believe that Dallas goes to exit to attempt to discover one of the best defenseman they will discover. That’s my guess as to what they’re going to do. So I believe Kane would like to play there. I simply don’t know if the match goes to be attainable.”

Marek: Let me throw one other staff. Okay, the New York Islanders. Speak about searching for a objective scorer searching for extra offense.”

Friedman: “Yeah, it’s not the worst thought. Once more he suits with what they want, they want scoring. It’ll be fascinating to me if he picks greatest alternative to win this yr or greatest alternative over the following couple of years. You realize to me, if he’s doing a few years, that will increase Buffalo’s possibilities to me. Detroit I believe is a very intriguing one too.

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There’s no like, once more, I at all times thought it was going to be about this yr. Now. I’m undecided it’s simply gonna be about this yr. I believe Kane has to resolve. And we’ve talked loads about Florida. I don’t need to title half the league as a result of it’s form of weak transfer truly.

However the greatest problem for me proper now is determining if it’s a one-year deal or it’s a multi-year deal as a result of that modifications the equation.”



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