Rumors about Schenn and Kane

Luke Schenn, Toronto

The Maple Leafs love the depth they have on the blue line, and though others might not think it’s that great, Schenn is a guy who would have the best chance of being on the move if Brian Burke can pull off a trade. Schenn has been involved in speculation for months, and wouldn’t be the least surprised if he is traded. Including Schenn in a trade would be a lot easier for Burke to swallow than, say, using Jake Gardiner as a piece of a deal. Toronto is ready to promote Korbinian Holzer to the NHL next season, and there will not be room for everyone on the Leafs blue line. Schenn’s contract is fairly cap-friendly, another factor that could make him attractive.

 Patrick Kane, Chicago

As much as the Blackhawks would love to see Kane get his life in order away from the rink (few NHLers are as aware of the power of pictures posted on-line as much as Kane), it’s not a stretch to wonder if the 23-year-old will figure it out. Though he is coming off the least-productive of his five NHL seasons — he had 66 points in 82 games — Kane remains one of the brightest young stars in the league, and every other team could convince itself rather easily that it can be the one to send him on the proper off-ice path. The Hawks should be assured of getting a strong young player in return if they decide to deal Kane.


14 Responses to Rumors about Schenn and Kane

  1. Schneidfeld says:

    Kane, while talented, is a douchebag of epic proportions. Too high risk, and probably not the best guy to have in the locker room. Plus, we’re not in dire need of a RW, we need a Center. Pass.

    • mojo19 says:

      Mike Richards is a douche bag, imagine LA decided to pass. I would kick tires on Kane, he can play any fwd position and hes flat out talented. Were not the ’02 Red Wings, we can’t be turning down talent. Consider all options. If a good player can be had for possibly less than market value, why not?

    • leafs_wallace93 says:

      Kane is supposed castrate himself so please his bosses and public image? Guys who are ‘good in the dressing room’ are just followers whereas guys like Kane score cup winning goals.

      The last time the Leafs were competitive they had a split dressing btw (Corson, Roberts, Tucker, Cujo vs the rest of the room).

    • JoelLeafs says:

      Are you serious?!? An early 20s millionaire athlete drinks and picks up chicks? What is this world coming to.

      Who cares. At the All-Star game the Russians were at dive bars drinking Vodka like water and sampling the local women, does that make Ovechkin a bad guy to have in the locker room?

      Chill out, the kid will grow out of it. We’d be crazy to not go after him were he available.

      • reinjosh says:

        Haha yeah that’s my view. Same thing with the draft. Your saying a teenager doesn’t have a perfect character yet? Crazy.

        Kane and Kessel together would nuts. Two speed demons with the ability to pass and shoot? That would be deadly.

        • Steven_Leafs0 says:

          agree completely if I won the Stanley Cup, made millions of dollars I would be going out getting drunk and banging everything in sight, lol.

          If Kane’s value has dropped to the point where he would be a straight up trade for Luke Schenn then we should make a play for him (whether we send them Schenn or a package like Franson/Gunnarsson ++).

  2. mojo19 says:

    So in Islanders news, they may go hard after Hudler, and Jokinen in free agency. They should do something. Don’t want JT to be the 2nd coming of Rick Nash.

  3. Schneidfeld says:

    18 goals & 44 points in 74 games aren’t mind blowing, team changeing numbers (Richards in LA).

    Kick tires all we want, but if we’re building towards the future, shouldn’t we show some discretion as to the character of those we select to have on the team? With all of his exploits in the media, Kane would be a nightmare in TO, and possibly a negetive factor in the locker room. No denying his talent (he has flashes of serious brilliance), but does he have the mental stability & self discipline to give his all to a team, even in the off season? Not today anyways, just too high risk for me, but to each their own. If Chicago’s looking to move him, that speaks volumes to me, as high end talent with potential doesn’t usually get shopped around.

    • leafs_wallace93 says:

      It’s not an episode of Dr.Phil, it’s a hockey game, gimme the Alpha that’s plays on instinct over the beta that thinks how might my teammates feel about my off ice conduct.

    • reinjosh says:

      Isn’t that what they said about Phaneuf? He outgrew that to become the leader of the team.

      People make mistakes, people have fun. It happens. It’s not the worst thing in the world. It’s not like this is a Heatley situation.

  4. mojo19 says:

    If he’s at all available the Leafs should make a play for Brendan Morrow. If not they should obtain the rights of Ryan Smyth or Shane Doan. One gritty veteran winger. Any of those guys could literally plug anywhere in the line up.

  5. Schneidfeld says:

    Fair enough, I get what you’re saying. Personally I’d just prefer a guy that’s comitted year round, not a party boy guy that creates negative publicity.

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