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Evander Kane's future as an Edmonton Oiler in question

Published March 28, 2024 at 7:40

At his very best, Evander Kane is a polarizing figure. He can be a highly productive forward who provides a unique element to his game when he is focused and motivated. However, it has always been the off Ice antics and locker room issues that have plagued him throughout his entire career.

On Sunday night the Edmundson Oilers made Kane a healthy scratch for what the team referred to as just "maintenance". Many weren't believing it though. After cameras caught Kane and Leon Draisaitl involved in a heated disagreement on the team bench. Even NHL insider Elliotte Friedman had his doubts which he shared on the 32 Thoughts podcast.

What I didn't like on Saturday night... [Connor] McDavid and Draisaitl got pushed around. If I was [in] the Oilers organization I would not have liked how McDavid and Draisaitl were treated in Toronto. There's nothing wrong with what the Maple Leafs did to them - they should try and rough them up - but it's on yourselves to protect them.

Kane was brought into Edmonton with the idea in mind that, he would add offense to the team but also be able to protect the stars without being a liability on the ice. Now insider Frank Seravalli has taken things even further and claims that Kane may have overstayed his welcoming and already.

His act is wearing thin. It's a tale as old as time. He starts off really well in any new place that he goes to and it's like a coach the clock begins to tick. At some point the Oilers were probably have to address it before his contract is up. It may or may not be as soon as this summer, but he wears out his welcome.

Kane has two years remaining on his current contract paying him $5,125,000 per season and until February 28th of next year he has a full no movement clause. It will be interesting to see how the Oilers navigate this situation, especially if they choose that their best option is to move on from Kane.
March 28   |   155 answers
Evander Kane's future as an Edmonton Oiler in question

Will the Edmonton Oilers move on from Evander Kane?

Yes, they'll trade him7045.2 %
Yes, they'll buy him out2314.8 %
No, they want to keep him2012.9 %
They'll try to move him, but fail4227.1 %
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