The Chicago Blackhawks have some important decisions to make at the upcoming NHL Trade Deadline. Chicago currently sits at 19-27 and isn’t going to make any noise as a contender in the NHL this season. As such, Blackhawks general manager Kyle Davison has confirmed that the franchise will be entering a rebuild period, which opened up the rumor mill on possible trades of longtime Chicago stars Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. Kane spoke out on his future amid the trade rumors ahead of the deadline, as reported by Blackhawks beat reporter Ben Pope.
Kane's full quote when asked if he wants to finish his career with the Hawks (corrected version): pic.twitter.com/FMn5jkJIRB
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Longtime Blackhawks star Patrick Kane was asked if he wanted to finish his career with the team. Kane acknowledged that there will be business decisions made at the NHL trade deadline but got honest, stating his love of Chicago, the fans and the organization.
Kane sounds like he would like to finish out his career in Chicago, though he knows that the decision ultimately may not come down to him. The 33-year-old wing has scored 16 goals and assisted on 37. Kane is playing out the final year of his long-term deal, which costs the Blackhawks $10.5 million.
It’s not surprising that Kane has been the subject of trade rumors, as his name carries quite a bit of value in the NHL. However, it would certainly be a sad day in Chicago if the franchise ultimately opted to deal Kane, who has spent all 15 years of his career with the team.
However, as Kane wisely said, all that can be done is to “see how it all plays out.”