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NHL Trade Talk: Bruins One Of Six Teams Scouting Kane Saturday

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Is the NHL trade market for San Jose Sharks winger Evander Kane about to heat up?

Are the Boston Bruins actually interested in the troubled winger?

The Boston Bruins were one of six teams with scouts on hand in Abbotsford, British Columbia Saturday for Kane’s season debut with the San Jose Barracuda, the AHL affiliate for the San Jose Sharks. Kane has yet to play an NHL game for the Sharks or in the AHL after a 21-game suspension for a fake vaccination card.

The Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings, Nashville Predators, Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Dallas Stars, who are playing the San Jose Sharks, were on the press box list for the Barracuda game against the Vancouver Canucks’ AHL affiliate team.

 

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After a 2021 season that reportedly saw Kane become a pariah in the Sharks dressing room, Kane’s name began to circulate on the NHL trade market early in the offseason but thanks to multiple off-ice issues, the NHL trade rumors surrounding the 30-year-old, six-foot-two forward died down. Kane was the subject of numerous investigations both by law authorities and the NHL, who looked into accusations from his estranged wife that he was not just gambling away his family’s fortunes but also betting on hockey and against his own team. His wife also accused Kane of pointing a loaded gun at her and their infant child but those accusations were proven to be false and Kane actually successfully filed a restraining order against her.

Kane is in the fourth season of a seven-year contract that carries a $7 million cap hit. That cap hit initially scared off plenty of NHL trade suitors but the Sharks are rumored to be willing to pick up half the tab in any trade because they want to get rid of Kane so badly. Still, with just over $1 million in cap space, the Bruins would clearly need to ship more money out in any deal. With the recent trade request from Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk, could the Bruins move out the remaining money left on DeBrusk’s $3.6 million cap hit this season in a package deal for Kane?

That’s quite possible but cap space is likely not the biggest issue when it comes to acquiring Kane, who has been a distraction pretty much with every team he’s played for since being drafted fourth overall by the Atlanta Thrashers in 2009. Kane is a two-time 30-goal scorer and has hit the 20-goal plateau seven times.

 

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Stop talking to Kane! Who needs another problem child to our roster!

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William Mahoney

Why add another problem child to our Bruin roster? Stop talking to Kane and count your blessings!

miket

Please no. He’s poison.

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Lol of course fans complain

I find it funny that Bruins fans cry about the team being interested in Evander Kane when he is literally a 30 goal scorer who punches people. Isn’t that exactly what you people have been asking for? Lmao. The Entitlement is crazy. If we can get a player like this at retained salary for a low return we should be doing backflips. Do you think he’s going to be able to clown around with guys like an Bergeron, Marchand, and Foligno in that room? I don’t think so. As far as production, he’s 2 Debrusks in one.

Joe Haggerty

He’s been a clown everywhere he’s been, so the answer is “yes, he would also be able to be a clown” here.

Keith

Screw that…guys not worth half

You`re higher than a triple-scoop ice cream cone…with sprinkles.

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