Detroit Red Wings forward Patrick Kane
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Report: Patrick Kane on his way out of Detroit?

Published December 30, 2023 at 9:49
BY PAT QUINN
     
The Detroit Red Wings were the winners of the Patrick Kane sweepstakes, also they were one of the only teams with enough cap space to be able to sign him. However, ironically enough, the team is losing more now with Kane than they were without him.

Kane's stats so far with the Red Wings



As we enter into 2024, it is also coincidentally the second half of the 202324 season, the Detroit Red Wings have lost six of their previous seven games. They are also currently out of the running for a postseason spot. The team was in the playoffs before they signed Kane.

Patrick Kane, who joined with the Red Wings on November 28, after undergoing hip resurfacing surgery in the off-season, has been one bright spot in Hockey Town. The star forward, who has scored six goals and 11 points in 11 games. In the 11 games since Detroit has played with Kane the team has just three wins.



If the Red Wings miss the playoffs what is the plan



According to reports, Kane's team spoke with the Red Wings the potential consequences of Detroit missing the playoffs and how it might affect the star forward's trade deadline plans. If the Red Wings are unable to secure a postseason berth before the trade deadline, there is a strong conviction that general manager Steve Yzerman has promised to deal Kane to a Stanley Cup contender.

If the Red Wings continue to fall down the standings and Kane keeps producing points, there would be a long list of suitors for his services at the trade deadline. It kind of makes the signing for Detroit a win-win scenario, but the winning scenario of trading Kane for assets also counts as a loss since the team will obviously be out of playoff contention.

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