NHL Rumours: Los Angeles Kings Could Land Chicago Blackhawks Star Forward

Up until the trade deadline, the rumour mill will keep churning when it comes to the Chicago Blackhawks. Two of their longest-tenured forwards ars on expiring deals, and it is just a matter of time before they both get moved. Jonathan Toews will be one to watch for, but today we focus on Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Kane.

Patrick Kane Could Become A Los Angeles King

Rumour: Elliotte Friedman from Sportsnet talks about the Los Angeles Kings making a play for Patrick Kane.

If there is one team that could make a play for Kane, it is the Los Angeles Kings. Rob Blake has done a great job building this team. After trading Tyler Toffoli it seemed the team may have been further from contention, however that is not the case. This team is littered with veteran talent and also has one of the best prospect pools in the league. Adding Kane would make them deep up front and give them another explosive winger.

How Can LA Make The Move?

To get a player of Kane’s calibre it is going to take an arsenal to get him. For a rebuilding team like the Chicago Blackhawks, acquiring prospects and draft picks is essential when unloading a star talent. The Kings have the picks and the prospects to land Kane. Los Angeles may be hesitant to include Quinton Byfield or Brandt Clarke, but they could include Alex Turcotte. He is a native of Illinois and could enjoy playing for the team in the state he is from. The Kings may or may not attempt to make this move, but the prospective talent should entice Chicago if they come calling.

The Boost To The Kings

Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Kane would be an immediate boost to the King’s lineup. This core has shaped up nicely with veterans Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty. In addition, they have younger players contributing in Adrian Kempe, Alex Iafallo and others. Kane would look dynamite next to newcomer Kevin Fiala who has been worth every penny. A team that made the playoffs last season and has a youthful impact is aiming to contend further. Adding Kane would allow them to maintain pace in the competitive Pacific Division.