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REPORT: Kane Will Sign “Contract by Weekend”

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Evander Kane is going fast.

The unrestricted free agent, his contract terminated by the San Jose Sharks on Sunday, will have a “contract by [the] weekend” per his agent Dan Milstein.

“I believe in second chances,” Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland declared about Evander Kane today. Holland also confirmed that he had spoken with Milstein about Kane.

Ex-NHL referee Tim Peel, now with The Daily Faceoff, is saying that Kane to Edmonton is a done deal.

Besides the Oilers, Michael Traikos of Post Media reported that the Toronto Maple Leafs, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Vegas Golden Knights were also interested in the high-scoring winger’s services.

However, there’s some pushback on the purported Leafs interest:

Kane led the San Jose Sharks in goals in each of the last two years, but the controversial winger has been beset by a number of off-the-ice issues over the last calendar year.

By all accounts, Kane would like to play with a Stanley Cup contender, and to varying degrees, all the teams mentioned are in the hunt, per Fanduel’s NHL Stanley Cup odds, from the less likely +2700 Oilers to the +750 Golden Knights. The Sharks, by the way, stand at +10000.

Could Evander Kane reunite with former Sharks teammate Joe Thornton in Florida? Or former Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer in Vegas? The Oilers are also especially intriguing, considering Edmonton is actually behind San Jose in the Western Conference playoff race at the moment.

It looks like we won’t have to wait long to find out.

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Alex

Is there any way by any chance to next get rid of Vlasik’s contract? Maybe by:

  • Trading him and retaining some salary
  • Buyout
  • He realizes he is hurting the team and gives up a bunch of millions by being nice 🙂

[…] Former San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane is expected to sign a contract by this weekend and the Edmonton Oilers appear to be very interested. (San Jose Hockey Now) […]

[…] Jose: Evander Kane is expected to sign with a new team by the weekend. The Golden Knights are one of the many teams interested in the former San Jose […]

david barnard

here’s his b/o. oof!

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david barnard

best case scenario is Robidas Island. c’mon MEV, you don’t really wanna play, right?

Last edited 13 days ago by david barnard
david barnard

pump the breaks on Kane? league looking into his unauthorized travel into Canada after Covid infection. could he get bounced out of the league for some amount of time?

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