NHL Rumors: Agent Pat Brisson compares Patrick Kane situation to Claude Giroux
How much Patrick Kane trade talk can you handle this season? Well, let me apologize in advance because if it isn’t much, these persistent articles will certainly become overwhelming.
The fact of the matter is that Kane is a superstar with an impressive résumé. He has 1,181 career points, 3 Stanley Cups, a Conn Smythe, an Art Ross Trophy, a Ted Lindsay Award, and a Hart Trophy to his credit. Basically first-ballot hall of famer type credentials.
Simply put, there is no bigger name that will be available at this year’s trade deadline and in free agency this summer.
NHL Rumors: Pat Brisson on Patrick Kane
Kane, 33, has one year left on a deal that hits the cap at $10.5 million. He registered 92 points in 76 games 2021-22 and has 1 assist in three contests this season.
His agent, Pat Brisson spoke with Pierre LeBrun in a new feature at The Athletic (subscription required) regarding the situation. In discussing Kane, he referenced client Claude Giroux, who was in a similar predicament.
“Claude at the beginning of last season wanted to see how things were going to go with the Flyers,” Brisson told LeBrun. “We realized pretty soon, by November, that if he wanted a chance at trying to win a Cup last season, he would have to make a decision. And he picked Florida. The Panthers were one of the most attractive teams at the trade deadline.”
Brisson noted that it was a very hard for Giroux to leave after having spent 15 years with the team that drafted him.
For Kane, he just started his 16th season with the only team he’s ever known which is why the comparison is so on point.
Ultimately, Giroux wanted to win and used his full no-move clause to land with the Panthers. It’s extremely likely that Kane is going to do the same exact thing.
The question is, where will Kane decide his final destination to be?
LeBrun recently mentioned on TSN’s Insider Trading that either the New York Rangers or the New York Islanders would be teams to consider when Kane is eventually moved.