Insider Makes Shocking Prediction on Patrick Kane's Next Team

Published October 9, 2023 at 9:34

The Patrick Kane free agency topic has been a captivating story to follow this summer, as he's been linked to nearly every top contender in the league. However, one of the most prominent insiders has just made a significant revelation.

Insider Links Kane to Surprising Team


In his latest article for The Athletic, Pierre LeBrun has unveiled his final prediction for the three-time Stanley Cup champion's next destination: the Florida Panthers.

"Going to his hometown Sabres makes a lot of sense, but my prediction is that Patrick Kane ends up with the Panthers.

One would think Florida would be more worried about its blue line, my sense is that the Panthers feel they can hang in until Aaron Ekblad and Brandon Montour return. Panthers general manager Bill Zito had Kane at a world hockey championship, where Zito made him captain.

Can you imagine Kane playing on a line with Aleksander Barkov? I certainly can.

The key for Florida is not to lose too much ground early in the season. The plan for Kane and agent Pat Brisson is to look at the landscape one month into the season and start making a shortlist. The Panthers must stay in it to make that list."

It doesn't seem that Kane's decision will come anytime soon. Still, considering the outstanding performances of Barkov, Tkachuk, and the team last season, it's safe to say that this would be an enticing destination for any free agent.

One Last Stanley Cup for Kane?

The Panthers were only a healthy Matthew Tkachuk away from a Stanley Cup win in 2022-23. While Kane may not be the player he once was, he undoubtedly has the potential to make a significant contribution.

Ultimately, the Sabres, Oilers, Avalanche, and Rangers all still seem to be in derby. Therefore, the first month of the season will be crucial in determining who secures Kane's services. If he can return to top form compared to last season, this could reshape the NHL landscape.

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