Reason 1: Kane could add on to his legacy
Before diving deep into why a Patrick Kane trade is not unreasonable, it should be noted that he currently possesses a “No Movement Clause.” Kaner would have to want to be moved to another team in order for this situation to come about.
It is no secret the Blackhawks will not be in contention to win a Stanley Cup in the immediate future. Trading Kane to a contender would allow him to add another Stanley Cup to his resume. Playing the rest of his career in Chicago is a respectable thing to do, however there is likely not another Stanley Cup in that equation for Kaner.
Seeing Kane play in any other uniform than a Blackhawks one would sting, but watching him play with some of the best young talent in the league in route to a Stanley Cup would be a treat to watch, and could add revenue to the NHL.
A trade described in this Bleacher Report Article, sending Kane to a team like the New York Rangers would allow him to link back up with Artemi Panarin. It could be argued that Kane’s best landing spot would be the Rangers due to the position of their team and the way it is built. This would also be an out of conference trade which works out well for the Hawks.