The Toronto Maple Leafs are a very interesting team right now. They have superstars all over the place. Guys like Auston Matthews, William Nylander, John Tavares, and Mitch Marner lead the team at forward. However, they could use some help with goaltending and defense.
With all of that said, they might be looking for more firepower at the forward positions. Despite adding guys like Max Domi and Tyler Bertuzzi during the off-season, it sounds like they might be interested in adding someone like Patrick Kane.
Kane, of course, is one of the greatest players to ever play in the NHL. He is a three-time Stanley Cup champion who has also won a Hart Trophy as league MVP, an Art Ross as the league’s leading scorer and has been an All-Star many times. He has even won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the playoffs.
He has played in 1180 games and has 451 goals and 786 assists for 1237 points. These are outstanding numbers for him as he is about to turn 35 later this week. He has a few more years of great hockey ahead of him.
Patrick Kane going to the Toronto Maple Leafs would be absolutely insane.
Right at the beginning of the off-season, Kane had surgery on his hip. It happened to come right when he was an unrestricted free agent so he had to take some time to recover before signing with a team. He didn’t want to rush into anything.
Now, the rumors are starting to come out about where he is thinking about signing. Toronto came up in a report on X from John Shannon. He says that Kane met with Toronto on Tuesday. It doesn’t make sense for the Leafs but they tend to make strange decisions like that frequently.
It doesn’t make sense because Kane’s strengths as a player are not what Toronto is lacking. They need more toughness and help on the back end. They already have a ton of dynamic forwards that create offense. The need for Kane is not there.
No matter where he signs, the news is going to shake up the hockey world. He is a legend of the sport and he still has some time left. If it is Toronto, regardless of how much sense it makes (or doesn’t make), that would certainly make for a good story.