Teams around the league could soon get more clarity on the future of Chicago Blackhawks superstar Patrick Kane. On today’s edition of TSN’s Insider Trading, Pierre LeBrun relayed a quote from Kane’s agent, Pat Brisson, that a decision on whether he’ll waive his no-movement clause is coming “relatively soon.”
As LeBrun says, Kane completely controls his destiny, even if he waives his no-move clause, and he’ll be able to dictate the teams to which he’s willing to accept a trade. If Kane opts for a trade, Brisson says those teams will be notified at least “seven to 10 days” ahead of the March 3 deadline. There does exist a timeline in which Kane rejects a trade and opts to stay put, reconsidering his future in Chicago this summer. Despite just having nine goals in 45 games this season, Kane would still carry a great deal of value at the deadline, although it may not result in a first-round pick at this point.
- The Boston Bruins could get even scarier. LeBrun also reported on Insider Trading that the team has recently inquired about Jakob Chychrun, which could give them easily the most formidable defense in the league. Even if the Bruins opt to part with Brandon Carlo in any potential Chychrun deal, as his name has begun to enter trade speculation, it would still leave Boston with a top-four defense group of Chychrun, Charlie McAvoy, Hampus Lindholm, and Matt Grzelcyk. With Chychrun locked into a dirt-cheap, sub-$5MM cap hit for multiple seasons, it could pay dividends for years to come if the Bruins can manage to stay competitive.
- LeBrun also mentioned that the Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings seem to be competing for the same trade deadline additions, mainly left-shot defensemen. The two Pacific Division rivals have both been linked to Chychrun, Joel Edmundson, and Vladislav Gavrikov. A potential bidding war for those trade targets would certainly make fans of the Coyotes, Canadiens, and Blue Jackets smile, as the playoff rivals from last season aim to upgrade their group of defensemen.
Bruins trading Carlo for Chyrchrun makes no sense. The Bruins are already thin on right shot d-men. McAvoy & Carlo are the only right shot d-men they have. Moving Carlo leaves them with only McAvoy. That isn’t enough for a playoff run. Adding another left shot d at the expense of a right shot d isn’t a smart move.
Nowhere else Carlo was mentioned as being part of that deal.Suggested trade was:Fabian Lysell or Mason Lohrei (less likely) + 2023 and 2024 Bruins 1st round picks
Wouldn’t trade either of those guys in a deal for Chychrun. There literally the only prospects the Bruins have & trading them for a player that really isn’t a position of need makes little sense. It would make more sense to include one of them for a top center than another left d
Yeah, not in this deal, but he was connected to VAN as their ask in a Horvat trade, which is obviously now irrelevant.
FWIW, Chychrun can play both sides.
Agree with ericl. Look, Boston’s going to have to reload sooner than later: neither Bergeron nor Krejci are immortal, Marchand isn’t getting any younger, and Hall and Coyle are on the wrong side of 30. Dealing what few prospects they have and 1st rounders for marginal improvement doesn’t make a whole lot of sense (never mind while the team’s having the best season any NHL team has had for over a generation), and while Chychrun has a team-friendly contract, the Bruins *already* have nearly $30 million committed to their defense corps.
Bruins are better off trading Grizzly
bostonbob: “hE’s NoT tOuGh Or TaLl EnOuGH”.
Kane will still cost a king’s ransom either way you look at it. Give him a playoff opportunity and he will rise to the occasion.
No one is paying a kings ransom for Kane. He’s needs hip surgery and will be at minimum 5 mil cap hit and is in a steep decline. He’s barely a 2nd line winger on a playoff team at this point.
They said on the Hawks pre game tonight that Kane has had this hip issue for 3 years and it is quite manageable so all you pretend Doctors out there that have him having hip surgery should shut up. Although I’m sure it will need some kind of surgery in the future none of you geniuses have a clue of what you’re talking about. Even if he needs it, It could be relatively minor.
The Chychrun to Boston rumors are non sense but if Boston is going to add anything of significance at the deadline Lysell is going to have to be part of the package. There’s no one else other teams would value enough to trade a significant piece.
I’ll take Edmundson in a Kings jersey… Pull the trigger, Blakey! #GoKings
Boston should be all in. Once Bergeron retires they will be in freefall. The guys people are talking about are not elites prospects.I think it is Chychrun contract people like more then the player. People talk about his contract more then the player.
You are correct about Chychrun. He is a good player, on a great contract. He has no trade protection. So if the Bruins need to trade prospects to get him for this year’s cup run, they can trade him again next season, or even in 24-25, and refill the prospect pipeline.
Boston should go all in. Flags fly forever, and the inevitable rebuild is coming. Give it one last chance