Three Reasons the Lightning Will Not Trade for Patrick Kane

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Kane is in Control

Patrick Kane’s contract with Chicago contains a no-movement clause, so he is really in control of where he wants to go if he indeed really wants to be traded after all. Kane has done enough for the Blackhawks organization that they will likely try to make a deal that makes sense to get Kane to a place he would want to go.

Much like Claude Giroux last season with the Flyers, Giroux informed Philadelphia that the only place he wanted to go was Florida and they made it happen.

Kane expressed disappointment recently when the Rangers acquired Vladamir Tarasenko from St. Louis which seemed to pour cold water on any hopes of the Rangers landing Kane. Kane mentioned that the Rangers of course are a team that he pays attention to and at the moment New York has a spot Kane could step into on their first line.

Hate to break it to you, but Tampa Bay simply is not a dance partner for Patrick Kane.

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