The Patrick Kane
Sweepstakes have finally come to and end as the 35-year-old signed a one-year deal with the Red Wings.
Kane Signs One-Year Contract With Red Wings
The Red Wings and Kane made the deal final on Tuesday as the team announced a one-year 2.75 million dollar deal for the superstar winger.
Reportedly, one of Kane's top priorities was getting another chance to compete for a Stanley Cup. Apparently, he went so far as to make sure that the Red Wings will deal him at the deadline if they fall out of the playoff race. NHL insider Pierre Lebrun confirmed this on insider trading yesterday.
Other Teams Could Still Have Chance To Acquire Kane
A number of teams were reportedly in on Kane. Among them are the Leafs, Panthers, Stars, and Sabres. With this new news, it seems as though these teams all could get a second chance to add the 35-year-old playmaker to their playoff roster. Notably though, Kane has a full no-trade clause in his deal with Detroit.
's contract also includes a full no-trade clause (NTC)
As a result, Kane will have the final say as to where he finishes the season, whether it is with the Red Wings or elsewhere. At this point it seems as though Kane is in the driver's seat. All that is left is for him to play his first game of the season.
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