Patrick Kane reacts to the trade of Kirby Dach to the Canadiens and it says a lot

Published July 9, 2022 at 1:29

Chicago Blackhawks general manager Kyle Davidson is in full rebuilding mode and made two big trades on Thursday in the 2022 NHL Draft.

First, Davidson traded star forward Alex DeBrincat to the Ottawa Senators for the 7th overall pick, a 2nd round pick and a 3rd round pick. The GM then traded former 3rd overall pick Kirby Dach to the Montreal Canadiens for the 13th overall pick and another 2nd round pick. Essentially, the Blackhawks filled up on draft picks by getting rid of DeBrincat and Dach.

With all this cleaning up in Chicago, it's now interesting to wonder how veterans Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are feeling. With the short time they have left in the NHL, it would be surprising if they want to be part of a rebuild.

On this subject, Patrick Kane, via his agent Pat Brisson, reacted and made it known that he was not happy but that he was not making any decisions at this time.

"I asked agent Pat Brisson about his client Patrick Kane and his NHL future following today's trade by the rebuilding Blackhawks. Brisson said they "weren't going to make any decisions or comments at this point."

Kane seems to really like Dach, as a player and as a person, which is obviously great news for the Montreal Canadiens.

That's all it took for the rumors about the American forward to pick up steam. Even if he gets an average salary of $10.5M on the payroll for one more season, Kane will definitely be easier to trade than Jonathan Toews.

The winger, despite being 33 years old, is still producing at an incredible rate, with 92 points last season. The team that acquires him will also have the chance to put their money on another long-term contract with Kane as he finishes his 8-year contract at the end of next season.
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Patrick Kane reacts to the trade of Kirby Dach to the Canadiens and it says a lot

Who has more value if they were to be traded?

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