As the NHL trade deadline approaches, rumors are swirling about the potential destination of Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane. According to Elliotte Friedman, the Boston Bruins are one of the teams reportedly interested in acquiring the 34-year-old winger.
Kane, a three-time Stanley Cup champion and 8+ time All-Star, has been a key member of the Blackhawks for over a decade. This season, he has recorded 5 goals and 20 assists in 32 games despite playing on a struggling Chicago team. Last season on the other hand, he had an impressive 92 points in 78 games.
Given Kane’s track record of success and his impressive scoring ability, it’s no surprise that he is attracting interest from almost all contenders looking to make a run at the Stanley Cup. The Bruins, who currently sit at the top of the NHL’s East Division, are reportedly among the teams considering a deal for Kane.
If the Bruins are able to acquire Kane, they would be getting a proven playoff performer who has the ability to take over games and lead his team to victory. Kane has a knack for scoring clutch goals and has a reputation for elevating his play in the postseason.
The Bruins are looking to make one final cup run with their current Veterans, as Bergeron and Krejci are both sitting on one year deals, and may not be returning to the NHL past this season. Patrick Kane would be a huge boost to a squad who is already dominating the NHL, as they have won 27 out of 33 games they have played this season.
While it’s still unclear whether the Bruins will be able to make a deal for Kane, one thing is certain: he would be an incredible addition to any team looking to make a run at the Stanley Cup. With the trade deadline fast approaching, it will be interesting to see where Kane ends up and how he impacts his new team’s chances of success.