One Year Later, Did The Chicago Blackhawks Win The Patrick Kane Trade With The New York Rangers?

It has been one year since the Hawks traded arguably their greatest player.
Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports
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Martin Misiak

Misiak was the player the Hawks selected with the second-round pick obtained in the Kane deal. He is Pope's 16th-ranked Hawks prospect while Misiak just missed Wheeler's top 15. He is a good skater with good size, but he has a lot of question marks in the rest of his game.

He does come with a physical, strong two-way game that Davidson loves.

A big, physical forward who can skate, that sounds like Misiak's fellow Slovak and Blackhawks legend Marian Hossa.

The forward currently has 37 points which includes 17 goals for the Erie Otters in the OHL. He also had three assists in five games for Slovakia during the World Juniors.

He is probably a few years away from contributing to the Hawks at the NHL level. Davidson has been patient with his prospects' development so it would not be a shock to see Misiak spend some time in Rockford before he is ready to compete for a top-six spot.

How his career plays out will determine if the Hawks won this Kane trade or not. If he busts, then this trade becomes a wash as neither team came out with what they wanted. The Rangers also got Cooper Zech in the deal from the Hawks, but he went back overseas to play.

The Hawks do have a fourth-round pick coming in this deal, but those draft picks tend to be bottom-six players or organizational depth at the AHL level. However, getting a contributing NHL player out of that pick could still help the Hawks win this trade. Truly, this comes down to Misiak's development for the Hawks to be declared the victor in this deal.

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