3 wild trades that send Patrick Kane to the Toronto Maple LeafsVincent Pariseon May 31, 2022 at 1:00 pm

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The Chicago Blackhawks were very lucky when they won the draft lottery in 2007. They selected Patrick Kane with the first overall pick that year and he has given them everything and more. Three Stanley Cups and multiple personal accolades later, he is an all-time great player.

The Toronto Maple Leafs know a thing or two about drafting a generational American player with the first overall pick after winning the lottery. They lucked into the right to draft Auston Matthews with the first overall pick of the 2016 NHL Draft and he has been sensational.

Unfortunately, the Leafs have fallen short in the playoffs year after year during the Matthews era. It isn’t his fault but they clearly need to change some things up around him so that they can move past the first round and go on a Cup run.

The Hawks are rebuilding and the Leafs need change so a trade here could make some sense. These three trade packages could send Patrick Kane to the Leafs in exchange for some future pieces that the Blackhawks need:

Blackhawks Get
2022 First-Round Pick
William Nylander
Alexander Kerfoot
Maple Leafs Get
Patrick Kane

The Chicago Blackhawks might actually consider trading Patrick Kane.

Why would the Toronto Maple Leafs give up all of that for one year of Patrick Kane? Well, for one, they could try to extend him upon his arrival. Two, they need someone with his level of experience to help get them over the hump in the postseason.

They continue to lose in the first round and Kane knows how to win in the playoffs which is evident by his three Stanley Cups and Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. If the Leafs added a star like Kane, they might be able to finally take the step.

The Hawks need a first-round pick, multiple new players, and a future plan. Adding Toronto’s first, William Nylander, and Alexander Kerfoot would do all of those things for the Hawks. William is significantly better than his brother and former Blackhawk Alex.

These two also have a combined salary that would free up enough for the Leafs to add Kane. It is a deal where each team gets something that they desperately need. If the Hawks are serious about moving Kane, this kind of deal could do it.

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