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If Winnipeg Moves Evander Kane…

from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,

(Evander) Kane hasn’t played since Nov. 29 with a lower body injury, and was off to a seven-goal, 14-point start for the Jets in 26 games this season. More eye-opening has been his behavior off the ice: clashing with Winnipeg coach Claude Noel about the reasons behind being scratched on Nov. 6 against the Chicago Blackhawks, giving short, surly answers to the Winnipeg media and now missing the first half of December with an undisclosed injury.

It certainly doesn’t seem like model behavior from a player that refers to himself as #thenatural on Twitter. But it might also be actions Kane hopes will eventually get him moved to a more desirable NHL destination as the Jets seem understandably reluctant to trade a young 30-goal scorer that’s locked up for $5.25 million per season for four more years beyond this one.

Expect the Bruins to be a team that would be interested in Kane’s service if/when the Jets finally get tired of his act. His combination of size, strength toughness and offensive skill is exactly the kind of player Boston is always looking for on the wing, and the Bruins have the right combination of young assets/valued NHL chips to make a deal happen.

Would anybody take big issue with the Bruins dealing Brad Marchand, Jordan Caron, Malcolm Subban and a high draft pick in exchange for the unhappy Kane if push comes to shove in Winnipeg?

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I wonder how he’d fare with the wings. Impractical, I know. We don’t have the assets or a GM with the balls, and it’s not like the red wings to trade for someone that hasn’t quite established himself… But it is a much nicer thought than him going to the Bruins.

Posted by Robert on 12/12/13 at 06:45 PM ET

Dakkster's avatar

I don’t think he’d fit in well. He’d set a record for how fast a player can get himself into Babcock’s doghouse.

Posted by Dakkster from Southern Sweden on 12/12/13 at 06:57 PM ET

NHLJeff's avatar

If the Bruins gave up on an immature Seguin so quickly, I don’t think they’d have the patience for E. Kane.  I also think that package deal he suggests they send over is pretty outlandish.

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Denver on 12/12/13 at 07:10 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

He’s that power forward the Wings haven’t had since Shanahan…but I doubt the Wings have the cap space or the…“want” for him…but it is sort of an interesting idea…after the Wings find a top 2 d-man…

I’d want a Unicorn and one of Happy’s hookers while I’m at it…

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 12/12/13 at 08:14 PM ET

Primis's avatar

I think the wrong story angle is being taken here.

This isn’t so much about Kane as it is how quickly things are falling apart for the Jets.  They’re quickly becoming Edmonton, Part Two, and basically like the previous Jets.

Ladd is probably going to be the Teppo Numminen—the good-not-great core player who sticks around for a while (or maybe Enstrom will be instead).  Guys like Byfuglien, Bogosian, Kane, and Enstrom/Ladd will all bolt.  Then guys like Little, Trouba, Scheifle, Wheeler, etc.  It’ll be a revolving door of high picks coming in, spending a bit of time, then going on out to another team.

Like I said, Edmonton, Part Two.

Posted by Primis on 12/12/13 at 08:18 PM ET

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