Phil Posted May 24, 2017 Share Posted May 24, 2017 Kane, who will turn 26 over the summer, has one season remaining on his six-year, $31.5 million contract ? meaning he?ll also be eligible to sign a contract extension as early as July 1. Will the Sabres want to keep Kane beyond next summer though, and will the veteran winger want to stay with the Sabres? Kane will be eligible to become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career at that point, which can be a tempting carrot for players. ?Evander Kane as a player is a guy who can make a difference,? said NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman during a Wednesday afternoon discussion on Edmonton?s 630 CHED. ?He?s a great forechecker. He can score. I know that at times Dan Bylsma and him butted heads on could Evander Kane make himself more of a diversified scorer, as in find other ways to do it than he does now. So I think that?s a question. ?But when I spoke to Botterill he wouldn?t talk about Kane specifically. But I did get the sense from talking to some other teams like Buffalo was looking at it like, ?We have to decide now. Are we extending him or not. Because if we?re not, maybe we have to move him.? ? The Canucks have long been connected to Evander Kane in trade rumors. ?Vancouver is always a possibility,? said Friedman when asked. ?I know that rumor has always been out there and Vancouver could definitely use some scoring. I don?t know specific teams at this point in time. But I do believe that Botterill?s decision is either, ?We do it or we move.? ?I don?t know if they want to go in next season with him unsigned because every day that you have a player like that, they?re depreciating as an asset.? https://www.fanragsports.com/news/friedman-sense-sabres-will-either-extend-trade-kane/ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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