Patrick Kane doesn’t read much into trade rumors
Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane said yesterday that nothing much happened.
“At first you pay a little bit of attention to it, and then you just block it out,” Kane said. “I think a lot of rumors are just rumors. Maybe people are looking for something to talk about in August when there’s nothing going on with hockey, right?”
Kane knows he has a year left on his contract and the Blackhawks are in a full rebuild. He spoke to management about his future and the future of the organization.
“There were no big discussions about anything, not even with my agent, my parents or my family,” the 33-year-old winger said. “We all know the situation … what can happen. That’s not really what I’m thinking about yet. So let’s see how it goes.
Charlie Roumeliotis: Kane on the idea of possibly playing for another team: “It’s not something I’ve thought about and it’s not something I’m thinking about now. … There’s just a lot of noise right now.”
Ben Pope: Kane thinks all trade rumors are baseless: “I don’t think there have been any legitimate discussions between other teams and the Blackhawks.”
Jonathan Toews not thinking about trade rumors yet
Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times: Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews said he did talk to his family and agent about the possibility of a trade, but admits those talks weren’t that serious.
“I don’t think anything has come to that or even close to that,” Toews said. “I don’t think it will be much longer this season. Personally, I’ve always thought about moving forward and getting better.
“Obviously, it would be fun to be on a winning team and realize that dream again, but I’m not letting my mind go there.”