It's Now Clear Why Patrick Kane Chose to Depart and Not Re-sign with the Rangers

Tyler Ball
November 17, 2023  (8:14 PM)

The Patrick Kane sweepstakes are fully underway with rumors of him meeting with teams. A couple of new reports have ruled one of his former homes out of the running for his services.

Kane Looking To Sign In The Near Future

Reports have started to indicate that Patrick Kane has been meeting with teams in hopes of signing in the coming weeks. Teams such as the Buffalo Sabres have been confirmed to be in contact with him.
Sabres GM Kevyn Adams on Patrick Kane:

«Yeah we are a team that checked in on him once he became a free agent, and we asked them to keep us posted and that's what they've done We'll see where it goes from there.»

Many Rangers fans were hoping that along with the other contenders such as the Colorado Avalanche and Toronto Maple Leafs, they would be in the running. Unfortunately, a new insider report has confirmed this is not likely.

Insider Report Confirms The Rangers Are Out Of The Picture

A new conversation with NHL insider Frank Seravalli talked about the New York Rangers pursuit of Kane. According to Seravalli recent injury trouble will likely keep them out of the running.
"The latest on Kane is that the interview process is ongoing. He is talking to teams, we just talked about the New York Rangers. Surprising to hear a couple days ago from Larry Brooks and the New York Post that the Rangers are out. Part of that is an actual salary cap mechanism issue.

Kane wants to sign soon, like in the next eight days, hopefully by the end of next week so we can stop answering this question. But he wants to sign soon and the way the Rangers are structured right now with those guys, especially Adam Fox being out, they don't actually have any extra cap space, even $1 million, to be able to get something like that done."

With no cap space unless the Rangers make a move to clear some, they will not be able to sign Kane. This continues to narrow down this list of potential suitors as Kane's return draws near.
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It's Now Clear Why Patrick Kane Chose to Depart and Not Re-sign with the Rangers

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