– Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) May 26, 2023
These are popular questions right now, because there’s still a lot of uncertainty. Everything will depend on his state of health, and it will also depend on his operation, should he decide to go under the knife.
At the time, I was talking about the fact that AFP Analytics had Jonathan Drouin and Sean Monahan on $2 million salaries next season…
And in Kane’s case, the projection of his next contract is interesting at 3 years / $5.75 M per year.
Some will say it’s not much, others will think it’s too much, given that he’s “slowing down” as time goes by…
He collected just 57 points last season with the Hawks and Rangers… But let’s not forget that the year before, he accumulated 92 points on a team that struggled for the entire season.
The American still has some good field hockey to give to a National League team, and there’s no one who’s going to change my mind about that. Especially since Kane, at 34, isn’t necessarily old as a dinosaur.
You know as well as I do that he has what it takes to still be successful in the NHL. Offensively, he’s been one of the most dominant players on the planet for the past fifteen years, and I don’t think his recent “difficult” season in terms of statistics is scaring off the various GMs on the Bettman circuit.
Then again: let’s not forget that last year, he was playing in Chicago… And he was alone in the world there with Max Domi. The rest of the team wasn’t great, let’s put it that way.
As I said at the beginning of this text, I really feel that this will come down to the details of his actual state of health. If he undergoes surgery in the next few months and misses several months of activity, chances are he’ll sign a short-term contract to prove he still has value in the NHL.
He’ll be one of the most interesting players to watch this summer, that’s for sure.
– It’s got to be tough.
“It’s hard. Probably one of the worst times I’ve ever had. Just watching and not to be able to play for two months is kind of tough.” pic.twitter.com/LRLcgIP9Gw
– Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) May 26, 2023
– What’s your response?
Question of the Day 👇 pic.twitter.com/QdttISbx76
– TSN 690 Radio (@TSN690) May 26, 2023
– It’s going to stir!
Patrick Roy feels his group is back on earth after winning the Gilles-Courteau Trophy and ready to start the Memorial Cup tournament tonight. pic.twitter.com/rVNO2UoLpi
– Kevin Dubé (@KDubeJDQ) May 26, 2023
– He’s one to watch.
Montreal’s Olivier-Maxence Prosper has announced that he will maintain his eligibility for the NBA draft rather than return to NCAA team Marquette University. 🏀 https://t.co/fEU8PnmkFU
– Radio-Canada Sports (@RC_Sports) May 26, 2023