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Sport Will the Sharks Attempt to Trade Evander Kane?

21:10  25 november  2021
21:10  25 november  2021 Source:   si.com

Which Eastern Conference Club is Interested in Evander Kane?

  Which Eastern Conference Club is Interested in Evander Kane? Evander Kane's 21-game suspension for violating NHL COVID protocols ends on Nov. 30 and there's many questions as to what'll happen next for him. Some reports suggest a team out east might have interest in the winger. © Provided by Hockey News on Sports Illustrated Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports Evander Kane's 21-game suspension for violating NHL COVID protocols ends on Nov. 30. He seems almost untradeable with his off-ice problems and $7 million annual cap hit. Nevertheless, the New York Post's Larry Brooks reports an Eastern Conference club shows considerable interest in the San Jose Sharks winger.

  Will the Sharks Attempt to Trade Evander Kane? © Provided by Hockey News on Sports Illustrated

Evander Kane will complete his 21-game suspension for violating the NHL's COVID protocol on Nov. 30. Dogged by off-ice scandal and estranged from his teammates, the 30-year-old winger's future remains a nagging question for the San Jose Sharks.

Evander Kane will complete his 21-game suspension for violating the NHL's COVID protocol on Nov. 30. Dogged by off-ice scandal and estranged from his teammates, the 30-year-old winger's future remains a nagging question for the San Jose Sharks.

The Athletic's Kevin Kurz reported Sharks general manager Doug Wilson hasn't revealed his plans for Kane, who hasn't skated with his teammates since the end of last season. It will take some time for him to get into game shape. While the Sharks could use the left winger's offensive skills, Kurz wondered if it would be worth the risk of upsetting team chemistry.

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Kane is under contract through 2024-25 with an annual average value of $7 million. Given all that's transpired, Kurz wondered if the winger wants to return with the Sharks. He carries a three-team trade list but could expand it to include other clubs. Still, that cap hit combined with his personal baggage makes him almost impossible to trade.

Wilson could get creative to try and make Kane more palatable in the trade market. Appearing on The Jeff Marek Show on Tuesday, Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman indicated the Sharks are willing to retain a portion of Kane's annual cap hit if a deal could be worked out. However, he admitted he doesn't know if any teams are willing to trade for Kane let alone if such a move was realistic.

The most an NHL team can retain of a player's cap hit is 50 percent. Even if Wilson is to absorb that much, Kane has probably done irreparable damage to his trade value.

Whatever Wilson has planned for Kane, we won't have to wait long to find out.

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