Kyle Davidson shares whether the Chicago Blackhawks will bring back Patrick Kane

Cooper Godin
June 8, 2024  (10:37)

Former Chicago Blackhawks forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane.
Photo credit: Chicago Sun-Times

Kyle Davidson has plenty on his plate this summer as they look to take a big step forward in the Connor Bedard era, but could the team bring back a franchise legend?

Last month, Scott Powers of The Athletic shared that the Chicago Blackhawks were going to internally discuss the possibility of bringing Patrick Kane back to The Windy City after spending the 2023–24 season in Detroit and the last part of the 2022–23 campaign in New York with the Red Wings.
At the NHL's Draft Combine on Friday in Buffalo, Kyle Davidson met with reporters and was asked by Ben Pope of the Chicago-Sun Times if the team will be looking at a reunion with franchise legend Patrick Kane.
Davidson said that the team was happy to see that he had a good year with the Red Wings, but he doesn't think the team will go back on the tough decision they made to move on from Patrick Kane. In other words, Patrick Kane will not be returning to the Chicago Blackhawks this summer.
"He did have a really good year. I think we're all really happy to see that... [But] we made some really tough decisions on some longstanding players. I don't foresee us going back on that."

Kane, 35, signed with Detroit in November 2023 after recovering from off-season hip surgery. He went on to appear in 50 games this season, putting up 47 points (20 goals, 27 assists), 16 penalty minutes and a minus-five.
While this news may be a bit of a let down for fans of the Chicago Blackhawks, it's certainly the right move. The Blackhawks need to move forward in their rebuild with it being Connor Bedard's team now and Kyle Davidson will likely be looking to others on the free agent market to help the organization in the scoring department, with one option being Jake Guentzel.
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Kyle Davidson shares whether the Chicago Blackhawks will bring back Patrick Kane

Do you think not reuniting with Kane this summer is the right call by Kyle Davidson?

Yes, it's time to move forward with Bedard era8156.3 %
No, they should bring him back for 1 year3927.1 %
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