We need a bonafide first or second line center. Duchene could easily be that guy. If Kane doesnt want to be here in the peg, I don't want him here. Colorado needs wingers and defense and is deep at center. Duchene is coming off what will likely be the worst year of his career. His value therefore is also at an all time low. Sacco has a beef with Duchene and played him on the third and fourth line lots last year. Colorado recently extended Saccos contract. Duchene is as vulnerable to be traded as he ever has/will be. This is the player I would Looooooooovvvveee to build the team around. we could trade Byfuglien+pick or Kane if he doesn't want to be here. Byfuglien is always a minus player and needs to go. Kane is good. And I like Kane, but he alone could probably get Duchene. And let's face it, Kane will leave Winnipeg the minute he becomes a ufa. Unless you drastically overpay for him. Which I'm not a fan of doing.
Anyone think this is possible? Realistic? A good idea?
If Kane doesnt want to be here in the peg, I don't want him here.
What will it take for this nonsense to go away? There is no reason to think Kane wants out and even less reason to think Duchene wants to be a Jet. I wouldn't hate the trade because I always like centres better than singers and I see them as similarly valued, but there is no reason to trade Kane and it is very unlikely that he will be traded.
Not going to happen. Ever. We are not tight on D to address their needs; by insinuating we are are, is incorrect, because our GA was in the latter half of the league. Kane isn't going anywhere, TNSE can see that and will make a deal work that functions for both.