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Elliotte Friedman Adds Fuel To The Fire On Patrick Kane Signing With The Boston Bruins


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Samer Dagher
November 27, 2023  (4:50 PM)
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Patrick Kane Is Closing In On A Decision And The Bruins Have Emerged As A Potential Destination

NHL veteran Patrick Kane is eager to make a comeback, but the former Chicago Blackhawks star is yet to secure a spot on a new team. After being traded to the New York Rangers last season, the 35-year-old forward showcased his skills with 12 points in the regular season and an additional six points in the playoffs.
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However, Kane's age and recent hip surgery in June raise questions about his future in the league. While several teams, including the Dallas Stars, Florida Panthers, and Detroit Red Wings, have been linked to him, recent speculation hints that the Boston Bruins might also be exploring the possibility.
During a recent episode of the 32 Thoughts Podcast, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet discussed the potential interest from Boston. He noted that while the Bruins need offensive firepower, committing to a multi-year contract for Kane might not align with the team's strategy.
«There's a couple teams out there who suspect that Boston might be another team that's poked around on [Kane],» Friedman said. «It's all circumstantial evidence, but it makes sense because the thing about Boston is they're a good team, they could win. I don't know if they could do more than one year. I am not sure that makes any sense for them. But they are the kind of organization that would look at Kane and say, ‘Does this help us?' or in a good year, ‘What could we add to make us better?'

«If you look at last year, they went for it the insider added. «They lost in the first round, they gave up a lot of capital, but it was a go-for-it year for them. And they're good again. I just thought I would mention it because it does kind of fit with Boston's DNA of ‘We're good; what can we add at what cost?' And this makes sense to me.»

The Bruins, with limited salary cap space, face the challenge of addressing defensive issues and finding a reliable left-wing player. While Kane's experience and skill sets are valuable, the Bruins might need to weigh their options carefully, considering the financial constraints and the need for long-term solutions in the lineup.
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Elliotte Friedman Adds Fuel To The Fire On Patrick Kane Signing With The Boston Bruins

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