Rangers Fans Sitting on Their Hands Until the Deadline

Finally, back in the win column after what was a very shaky week for us Rangers fans. As much as we love the hockey, that wasn’t even the headline news. The fans, the team, and the organization as a whole, has been on Patrick Kane watch.   

For those who do not know whom Patrick Kane is, he is HIM. Regardless if he is 34, this is the rental the New York Ranger fans have been trying to order. 

Patrick Kane is a Right Winger who creates offense like a Center for the Chicago Blackhawks. He was drafted first overall back in 2007 by the Blackhawks and won the Calder Memorial Trophy as NHL Rookie of the Year in 2008. His other accolades are nothing short of excellence: Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s Most Valuable Player in 2016, the Art Ross Trophy as the league’s leading scorer in 2016, has been named to the NHL All-Star team five times and has won three Stanley Cup championships with the Blackhawks in 2010, 2013 and 2015. 

He is the first American-born player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player in the Stanley Cup playoffs, which he won in 2013. He is currently the Blackhawks’ all-time leader in points, assists and game-winning goals. Kane is regarded as one of the best players in the NHL and is considered one of the most talented American-born players in history. Even at 34 years of age, he accumulated 92 points last season. More firepower that the Rangers will certainly need. Are you convinced yet?

With moves made by the Boston Bruins, and the New Jersey Devils recently acquiring winger Timo Meier from the San Jose Sharks, Ranger fans are now screaming for GM Chris Drury to pick up the phone and get this Kane deal done. 

Fans thought the dream of #88 coming to Broadway was dead after Chris Drury dealt for Vladmir Tarasanko from the St. Louis Blues on February 9th, but since Patrick Kane’s camp still imposed their will on a deal with New York by leveraging his No Trade Clause, it was all deemed possible with a little bit of financial maneuvering. Kane holds the cards, and he’s made his demands

If you watched any of the Ranger games this week you saw names such as Vitali Kravtsov, who was traded to the Canucks on Saturday, and Jake Leschyshyn was placed on waivers. There was also some housekeeping, such as defensemen Braden Schneider being sent to the AHL today after dressing and not taking a SINGLE SHIFT in Sundays win against the LA Kings. With K’Andre Miller getting kicked out of the game for spitting on Drew Doughty, the Rangers won yesterdays game with four defensemen. 

All of these roster moves done over the weekend really got Ranger fans excited at the possibility of the Kane deal going through. All of us Ranger fans would like to thank Patrick Kane’s agent in advance for negotiating this no trade clause. This deal holds the potential of bringing one of the faces of the NHL, and pairing him with his former teammate and Rangers star, Artemi Panarin. Those two share a history in Chicago and were among one of the most dominate lines in hockey, paired with Artem Anisimov. Two really fun seasons for them and then a deal on draft day 2017 split the pairing up. 

With the NHL Arms Race steaming up before the March 3rd Trade Deadline, all Rangers fans will be waiting for the notification that the Kane Train is coming to Broadway. 


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