NHL Rumors II: Kane, Bruins, Shinkaruk and Frattin-D’Amigo Trade Conditions

  • Mike Halford of Pro Hockey Talk: Jets Evander Kane on Vancouver’s Team 1040 radio yesterday.

    [1040 host] Matt Sekeres: Evander, do you want to play for the Winnipeg Jets anymore?

    Kane: Well, I think I’m a Winnipeg Jet right now and there’s been speculation and rumors for the three years since I got there. So we’ll see what happens and we’ll carry on as I’m a Winnipeg Jet.

    Sekeres: There’s not a yes in there, and some Jets fans might say you know, why doesn’t he want to play for us? Why isn’t he absolutely fully on board for playing for us? [To Kane] You’re shaking your finger at me.

    Kane: No, I think… I’m training hard and getting ready for this season. Last summer I didn’t have a full summer of training due to some surgery I had, so I found it really important for me to start training early and get myself in the best shape possible for the upcoming season.

  • Nicholas Goss of NESN: Goss notes that Kane would look very good in a Bruins uniform, surrounded by experienced veterans in a winning environment. He has $5.25 million salary cap hit through 2017-18. Goss adds to not be surprised if Kane is still with the Jets at the start of the season due to GM Keven Cheveldayoff’s conservative nature.
  • Adrian Dater: “People making too much of Evander Kane’s radio comments. But of course we know he wants out of Winnipeg.”
  • Joe Yerdon of Pro Hockey Talk: Cam Tucker of Metro West reported:

    “I don’t know where that came from. We were never actively looking to trade Hunter Shinkaruk. This stuff gets started out there,” said Benning. “That’s not true.”

  • James Mirtle: For the Maple Leafs-Blue Jackets trade involving Matt Frattin and Jerry D’Amigo the Leafs sent a conditional 7th round pick. The Blue Jackets get the 7th if the don’t keep him. Sense is the Blue Jackets will keep D’Amigo and the Leafs keep the pick.


  1. Shane

    July 9, 2014 at 9:43 am

    If the Bruins had $5.25M to pay Kane, they would have kept Iginla.

  2. Matt

    July 9, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Not necessarily. You get a guy like
    Kane for a extended period of time and then make him like the bruins so he will eventually extend his contract and stay. For iginla your looking at potentially slightly higher goal scoring on a player that is regressing. As well it would have cost slightly more especially only a two year period.
    Iggy would have been great for one more year but Kane would bring similiar production while costing slightly less and being around for a much longer time.

  3. James Madara

    July 9, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Just a suggestion for your headlines: Please use E. Kane and P. Kane

  4. Laurie

    July 11, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    You can’t compare the Iginla situation to a possible trade scenario for Evander Kane. Iginla was a free agent. The Kane deal would be a trade – the Bruins would probably dump more salary cap space than they would take on with Kane. For example, this would be the case, if they traded Bouchuk and Marchand for Kane.

  5. White Thunder

    July 12, 2014 at 1:46 am

    If i were peter chiarelli id try and go for E.Kane you could easily trade Marchand and another person or 2 from minors to receive E.Kane and clear cap space

  6. Trevor

    July 13, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Marchand, Bartkowski and Kelly for E. Kane! Make it happen Chiarelli!