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Dater’s Daily: Patrick Kane Rumors Likely To Heat Up, And Don’t Think Avalanche Won’t Be Interested

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A good, snowy morning to all in the Denver area. As my mom used to say to my unenthused, teenage laconic self: “You got some shovelin’ to do today.” But first, let’s do some hockey news and links, starting with what is likely to be a growing chorus of trade rumors from the peanut gallery regarding Chicago future Hall of Famer, Patrick Kane:

  • The Blackhawks are turning into the team everybody expected them to be – awful – after a fluky, fast start. The Blackhawks have two huge, highly-paid names on their payroll – Kane and Jonathan Toews.
  • At least one Chicago columnist thinks Kane will now be traded, and some rumor sites say the Avalanche is on his list of teams he’d consider a deal to. Elliotte Friedman said over the summer that he thinks Kane-to-Colorado could happen at some point.
  • I absolutely think the Avalanche would/will seriously consider trying to find a way to make a Kane deal work, if the Blackhawks truly are considering shopping him. Keep in mind, Kane has a full no-trade clause. He controls where he’d go, period.
  • If not Kane, yeah, I think they’d try to get Toews. Let’s face it, this team needs another good stick in the top six. Yeah, I know a lot of woes will go away once Gabe Landeskog and Valeri Nichushkin come back. But, to me anyway, there’s still something of a void in the top six, even with them. We just haven’t seen enough consistency from Alex Newhook to warrant being the 2C. Evan Rodrigues was starting to do a better job at 2C, but now he’s hurt and you still wonder if he’s good enough to stay in the top six.
  • A rejuvenated Patrick Kane, playing for a fourth Stanley Cup, I think would do wonders for this team. Don’t get me wrong: I will still take my chances with this team, even without a Patrick Kane. It’s a damn good team without him. But he, to me anyway, puts the Avalanche instantly back as a prohibitive Cup favorite with him in the group.
  • Speaking of trade rumors: Buffalo is reportedly very interested in Arizona D-man Jacob Chychrun (Buffalo News)
  • Tyson Jost scored his first goal as a Sabre last night. Avalanche will see him and the Sabres Thursday night.
  • I’ll be on half of the upcoming four-game roadie for the Avalanche – in Boston and Philly. There were some bad logistics in getting to Winnipeg and Buffalo, so it’s just Boston and Philly for me. Feel like contributing to the coverage? The Avs Travel Tip Jar is open. All proceeds to fun current and future Avs travel, with 5 cents of every dollar going to the Thornton Food Bank (Avs Travel Tip Jar)
  • Jason Robertson is on quite a heater with Dallas, a 17-game point streak. Learn more on the man here (Dallas Hockey Now)
  • Former Capitals goalies Vitek Vanecek and Ilya Samsonov are thriving after leaving. So what gives with the Washington Capitals?
  • Kasperi Kapanen is an albatross to the Pittsburgh Penguins, who supposely are desperate to deal him (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
  • Things just keep rolling along for the Vegas Golden Knights (Vegas Hockey Now)
  • Cam Atkinson close to rejoining the reeling Flyers, who the Avalanche will see on Monday (Philly Hockey Now)

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