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BREAKING - Major revelation shows Patrick Kane's next move being to the Philadelphia Flyers as general manager Danny Briere is willing to take on cap space


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November 20, 2023  (10:40)
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In a surprising twist, a major revelation suggests that Patrick Kane's next move in the NHL could be linked to the Philadelphia Flyers.

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However, it's not about Kane joining the Flyers; rather, it's the Flyers potentially stepping in to absorb cap space in exchange for assets, facilitating another team's ability to sign the veteran forward. With the Flyers projected to have over $6.25 million in cap space, thanks to Ryan Ellis expected to be placed on LTIR (long-term injury reserve), General Manager Danny Briere has expressed a willingness to assist other teams financially in exchange for draft picks or assets, making this scenario a significant possibility.
Kane had shared a training video on social media over a month ago, showcasing his rehabilitation progress after hip surgery. The purpose was to assure various league GMs that he is on track for a successful return.
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In a recent episode of the "32 Thoughts" podcast, insider Elliotte Friedman delved into Kane's situation, indicating that a decision is imminent, with Kane already in talks with teams. The Florida Panthers emerge as one of the most proactive teams in pursuing Kane.
While the chances of Kane landing in Philly are slim, the potential involvement of the Flyers in the situation remains plausible. Reporter Marc-Olivier Beaudoin highlights that the Canadiens, with over $5 million in cap space, could play a role in facilitating a trade by taking on cap space, which the Habs are in a much similar position like the Flyers. This strategic move could benefit both the Flyers and the team eyeing Kane, as the Flyers gain assets, and Kane's destination team gains financial flexibility.
NHL insider Darren Dreger said today that Daniel Briere is «willing to get involved in heavy lifting» this offseason.

«He's interested in listening on basically every asset the Philadelphia Flyers have.»

«They understand they'll have another top ten draft pick in June, don't be surprised if Briere engages trying to maybe sweeten that a little bit and move up in the draft as well. He wants to be aggressive.»


As the Panthers navigate their cap situation, currently having over $7.6 million available due to LTIR, the return of Aaron Ekblad, with a $7.5 million salary, could impact their financial flexibility. To sign Kane, Panthers' GM Bill Zito might need to find a willing partner to take on salary, and the Flyers could be a key player in this intricate chess game.
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BREAKING - Major revelation shows Patrick Kane's next move being to the Philadelphia Flyers as general manager Danny Briere is willing to take on cap space

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