Thread: Speculation: Patrick Kane
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06-25-2013, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Rob Paxon View Post
It's not impossible that he'd leave the Hawks but the days of players like Kane getting to free agency are over. He and Toews will sign extensions next season because why wouldn't they? Even if for the sake of argument he would like to leave one day, he'd be an idiot to leave over the next few years. So he signs his extension, it'll be for the max 6 years (that's the new max, right), so best case scenario is in 6 years when he's playing on his expiring deal.

It's fair to say that no one knows what happens between now and then but a reasonable person would look at this as an extremely unlikely thing to happen and not waste any more time thinking on it.
I may be wrong but I thought the max was 7 years to sign with a different team as a UFA and 8 years with your current team.

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