Still in search of his next team, striker Patrick Kane would like to complete his research and start playing again as soon as possible.
And if we go by TSN whistleblower Darren Dreger, the outcome in this matter would be close. Indeed, talks are reportedly underway between Kane’s clan, including his agent Pat Brisson, and other National League (NHL) teams.
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Eight to 10 teams will also be in the running to acquire the services of the former Chicago Blackhawks forward. Meanwhile, the negotiations could be concluded by next week.
“The roster is less than 10 teams, it would be closer to eight, and they will try to narrow it down by the end of the week,” Dreger said on the air Tuesday. They hope to make a final decision probably next week.”
As a reminder, the New York Rangers are no longer in the running, according to information from the “New York Post”. Other Eastern Conference teams, however, are still in the running, including the Florida Panthers, Buffalo Sabers and Detroit Red Wings, according to information shared by TSN last week.
As a reminder, Kane decided not to agree with one of the 32 NHL teams this summer, since he underwent hip surgery on June 1. Last year, the 34-year-old had 21 goals and 36 assists for 57 points in 73 games with the Blackhawks and Rangers.