Watch for Patrick Kane to sign with the Detroit Red Wings. Someone who knows Kane very well said Kane told him he wanted to follow Alex DeBrincat if/when he was able. Of course there has to be mutual interest, so we’ll see if Detroit extends an olive branch . .. https://t.co/4qk4lEASPM
– John Dietz (@JDietzSports) September 3, 2023
It seems that some of these people attract teams that are among the NHL’s original six. Jeff Gorton comes to mind, having worked for the Bruins, Rangers and now the Habs.
Think of Robert Lang, who didn’t spend his entire career with those teams, but still played in Boston, Detroit, Chicago and Montreal over the course of his career.
There are many. I’m not going to start naming them all because… that’s the way it is.
And it’s conceivable that one day, Patrick Kane could be added to such a list. And why is that? Because, after spending a long time in Chicago and finishing last season in New York, he’s been linked to original-6 teams.
The Maple Leafs name doesn’t come up as such, but we know he likes to catch up with old friends. That’s why he went to New York to finish the season (Artemi Panarin), and it ‘s for Auston Matthews that you’d think the former OHL player might listen if Toronto calls.
With the Maple Leafs’ payroll, I’m not saying it’s necessarily likely this year, but who knows what will happen if William Nylander leaves next summer?
Montreal Detroit has entered the discussion. And why? Because a Chicago journalist who’s been with the Daily Herald for a very long time, John Dietz, is asking us to keep an eye on the Red Wings in this matter.
Apart from being an original team, the Red Wings are above all the current employer of Alex DeBrincat, a good friend of Kane’s from his days with the Chicago Blackhawks.
I don’t know how much he wants to join a club that wants to win the Stanley Cup as early as 2024, that said. After all, with the powerful Atlantic Division, the Wings aren’t guaranteed to make the playoffs.
Let’s remember that the forward has said he doesn’t want to sign a contract until he’s recovered from hip surgery. That said, his healing process is going well at the moment, so the player could sign relatively soon.
I’m not sure if Detroit will be the option he chooses, but we’ll see.
– SwissHabs (@SwissHabs) September 4, 2023
– That’s crazy.
It’s going to be a crazy race at the end of the season. https://t.co/W5Dhcxf33Z
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) September 4, 2023
– Larry Smith is happy to be in the Hall of Fame. [98.5 FM]
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DANIÈLE SAUVAGEAU AND QUEBEC, VERSTAPPEN, SIMON KEAN…
Read Réjean Tremblay’s column HERE⬇️ https://t.co/eIDgXglUsD
– BPM Sports (@BPMSportsRadio) September 4, 2023
– Good question.
Which lineup are you taking?
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– NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) September 3, 2023