The 2nd line has been a spot of confusion all year. Ideally you want someone who can win faceoffs and a couple of guys who are good on puck retrieval. Solid defensively with some skill wouldn't hurt either. Since Sharp went out, has Kane had any linemates with those characteristics until now? Just kind of mind-bottling (get it? Cause Kane likes to drink or something) that's it's gone on this long. Especially when he'd fit with Toews and Saad so perfectly. Would still be the best move for the short and long term to switch him and Hossa.
And yeah Handzus has been pretty good so far. Can win faceoffs, responsible defensively , (still) a good passer, and can win board battles. I took the SJ fans word on it that he was just too slow as I hadn't payed much attention to him the last couple of years (although he used to "kill" us with LA). He really isn't at all and he doesn't need to be fast for that line anyway.