It Sounds Like the Hagel Trade Hasn't Changed Patrick Kane's Feelings on Future with the Blackhawks

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It Sounds Like the Hagel Trade Hasn’t Changed Patrick Kane’s Feelings on Future with the Blackhawks

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On Friday night Jonathan Toews made it clear that the Brandon Hagel trade wasn’t sitting well with him. Toews called the move “discouraging” and a “shock” with his comments putting his future in Chicago in question this morning. The Fourth Period’s David Pagnotta reported this evening that Patrick Kane is telling teammates that he’s not ready to move from Chicago, even after the Brandon Hagel trade and Jonathan Toews comments on his future with the Blackhawks Friday night.

Pagnotta said that while Kane is telling teammates now that he is not ready to explore the idea of moving to a new team today, there’s always a possibility that Kane could have a change of heart between now and this summer when the Blackhawks would most likely explore a trade if that’s the route that Kane wants to go eventually.

Here’s what Patrick Kane said about his future with the Blackhawks after Kyle Davidson was named the permanent GM last month:

“There’s probably a lot of time to determine what’s going to happen in that regard,” Kane said after practice this morning. “But let’s be honest, I love Chicago, I love the city, I love the fans, the organization’s been great been amazing to me and family. There’s really not much to [not] like here.

“I think there’s always business decisions. In the game of hockey, there are not many guys that play their whole career with one team, so it would be a privilege and an honor to do that. But I guess we’ll see how it all plays out.”

If Kane ends up asking Davidson for a trade, the return would be, as Pagnotta said tonight, would have to be a “ridiculous offer” for the Blackhawks to move Kane.

We know already that Colorado is a team that has inquired on Patrick Kane, and Pagnotta adds the Rangers as a potential fit for Kane.



Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is a Staff Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.