Could Bruins be in the mix for free agent Patrick Kane? originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Is there a chance that the Boston Bruins could add free agent Patrick Kane to their roster? The former Chicago Blackhawks star is looking to return to the NHL after a challenging season with the New York Rangers. Kane, 35, underwent hip surgery in June and now is seeking a new team for an opportunity to continue his illustrious career, which includes three Stanley Cup wins and a reputation as one of the NHL’s best players.
Rumors have been circulating, with the Dallas Stars, Florida Panthers, and Detroit Red Wings among the speculated potential fits for Kane. Recent chatter also hints at the possibility of the Boston Bruins entering the mix for his services.
During a recent episode of the 32 Thoughts Podcast, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman mentioned that there is speculation around the league that the Boston Bruins may have interest in Kane. While the addition of a right-wing with offensive skill might help the Bruins, it remains uncertain whether the team has the cap space or the need to add a player of Kane’s age and recent injury history.
It’s not just Kane’s potential availability that’s caught the Bruins’ attention. The team is also looking to improve its defense, with recent struggles in that area prompting the need for potential trades in the near future.
While adding Kane would provide an offensive boost, the Bruins could be better served by prioritizing a left-wing addition or giving an opportunity to a prospect like Fabian Lysell. With limited cap space and other roster needs to consider, the Bruins will have to weigh their options carefully before making any moves.
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