The Patrick Kane commerce watch actually shall be like none different this season.
A yr in the past, all eyes had been on Claude Giroux because the league’s most outstanding potential commerce bait. It roughly went all the way down to the wire, a Saturday commerce coming earlier than the Monday commerce deadline because the native of Hearst, Ontario, waived his no-trade clause for a transfer from the Flyers to the Panthers.
As this season strikes towards its March 3 commerce deadline, Kane shall be in a scenario with many parallels.
For one, Kane has a 100% no-move, as Giroux did.
Second, Kane has the identical agent as Giroux, Pat Brisson of CAA Sports.
And lastly, there’s the truth that Kane, like Giroux, can be leaving the one NHL membership he’s ever performed for — if the truth is he in the end decides he desires to be moved.
“It’s very similar, yes,” Brisson advised The Athletic this previous weekend. “The respect that each gamers have for every group. Claude may have his quantity within the rafters in Philly in the future, I do imagine, and clearly Patrick as effectively in Chicago. Both gamers are very revered on these groups. Claude at the start of final season wished to see how issues had been going to go together with the Flyers. We realized fairly quickly, by November, that if he wished an opportunity at attempting to win a Cup final season, he must decide. And he picked Florida. The Panthers had been one of the vital enticing groups on the commerce deadline.