When the New York Rangers traded for Vladimir Tarasenko, Patrick Kane openly admitted he wasn’t happy about it. Like many, Kane probably assumed that a Tarasenko trade made it impossible for him to also join the Rangers.
Time will tell if the Rangers can find a way to make all of the pieces fit, but multiple reports indicate that the veteran winger has tunnel vision for Broadway, and New York might actually be able to squeeze him in.
It increasingly seems like it’s Rangers-or-bust for Kane, which would be better than nothing for the Chicago Blackhawks. Kane’s full no-movement clause is the one key complicating factor in this situation; he can make the Rangers the only option, or decide to kill a trade altogether.
According to TSN's Pierre LeBrun, New York will scratch Kane for Saturday's game against the San Jose Sharks.