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The Expected Trade Return For Evander Kane

from Damien Cox of Sportsnet,

With the 26-year-old winger and his expiring contract almost certain to be moved as a rental by the Sabres before next month’s deadline, it’s unlikely he will fetch as much as some, particularly traditionalists who embrace the concept of a power forward, would imagine.

A first round pick? Maybe, but not in the top 10. A top prospect? Perhaps, but no more. a package something like Pittsburgh gave up for Phil Kessel (basically prospect Kasperi Kapanen, a late first rounder and a third rounder)? That sounds about right, although it doesn’t take into account the enormous cap savings the Maple Leafs got out of that deal, which is really what they were after....

Some teams, given Kane’s baggage, history of scrapes with the law and troubles with teammates, wouldn’t touch him in a deal. The latest controversy came Wednesday when he had a rather unpleasant exchange with teammate Justin Falk during practice. An upset Falk could be heard yelling things like “selfish” after the two were separated.


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Are we that desperate here in Buffalo to keep a selfish locker room cancer ? We used to have some of the most educated hockey fans here in Buffalo. Fans here a clamoring for Botterill to find a way to keep Kane based on what he has done for half of one season. The media and the fans seem to forget that Atlanta and Winnipeg had on ice and off ice problems with Kane. And even here in Buffalo the short time he’s been here he’s had a few incidents.

Posted by goalieguy43 on 01/13/18 at 11:36 AM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Could it be the short sighted mindset of “hey, this is the one thing that is working, fix everything else” ??

Posted by ilovehomers on 01/13/18 at 12:04 PM ET

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