The Detroit Red Wings made a brilliant decision in signing Patrick Kane

The Detroit Red Wings made a brilliant decision in signing Patrick Kane this season.
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The Chicago Blackhawks probably could have had Patrick Kane for the rest of his career but they chose to move off him. The New York Rangers lost in the first round with him after he went there and then chose to let him walk.

He had off-season hip surgery and took some time to find a new team. He ultimately ended up with the Detroit Red Wings and that was an incredible decision for both sides.

On Thursday night, Patrick Kane scored the overtime game-winning goal for the Red Wings. It was a big win for them over a very good Colorado Avalanche team.

Kane now has 10 goals and 14 assists for 24 points in 25 games played. He isn't the most reliable defensive player of all time but he is contributing offense at a high rate still.

The Detroit Red Wings are getting some great production from Patrick Kane

This is the type of player who is going to score goals and create chances for his teammates. He may not be doing it at a 100-point clip anymore but his 35-year-old self is still very productive.

Now that he is healthy, he looks a lot like the version of himself that he was before last year. Detroit is the beneficiary of his newfound health.

They look like they might have a playoff team there in The Motor City. Their lead on a postseason spot is six points so they are looking good right now with around 30 games to go.

Kane is going to be a big part of them ending their playoff drought with his play. He has been down this road before many times. He is a three-time Stanley Cup champion and a Conn Smythe Trophy winner so his experience could help him teach the less experienced players to grow.

Getting Kane in there was a great move for Detroit. He is helping them in the regular season and he will certainly be ready to take another run at the Stanley Cup.