“Honestly, there hasn’t been much discussion of anything, even with my agent, my parents or my family,” the 33-year-old said on Thursday, the first time he had spoken since the end of last season.
“I mean, I think we all know the situation, and what could happen. It’s not really anything I’m thinking about yet, so we’ll see how it all goes and hopefully we can get to start from here and prove some people wrong.”
“I know a lot of people are calculating this team, what we can do, but I think we have a lot of motivated players and an enthusiastic coaching staff as well. I hope you get off to a good start and start here in camp training, getting ready for speed and feeling good for everyone.”
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Kane and the captain Jonathan Toews One season remained on an eight-year contract both of whom were signed on July 9, 2014. Together they won the Stanley Cup with the Black Hawks in 2010, 2013 and 2015. They finished seventh in the Middle League, and did not qualify for the Stanley Cup in four of the five seasons. past.
Blackhawks general manager Kyle Davidson said Wednesday that there have been no trading discussions with Kane or Toews.
“We had no intention of doing any of those moves and they had no intention of going anywhere, so we were mutually focused on the season,” he said. “So if it comes down to that at some point, we’ll cross that bridge when we get there, but we’re definitely not there now.”
The Black Hawks traded two of their best strikers off the season.
DeBrincat traded July 7 to the Ottawa Senators for No. 7 (Kevin Korchinski) and No. 39 (Paul Ludwinski) in the 2022 NHL Draft and a third-round pick in the NHL Draft 2024. On the same day, Kirby Dash She traded with the Montreal Canadiens for picks No. 13 (Frank Nazar) and No. 66 (Gavin Hayes) in 2022.
Kane and Debrenkat were usually on the same streak last season. DeBrincat scored 41 goals, equaling his NHL high in 2018-19, and Kane led the Blackhawks with 92 points (26 goals, 66 assists).
“It was disappointing and kind of crushing at first when I heard the news because not only did I feel like we had a great on-ice chemistry, but he was one of my best friends and closest teammates off the ice,” Kane said. Dibrankat. “Yes, it was difficult, but I think he is a man who will develop into a great player, even better than he already is.”
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Toys said he was “shocked and a little angry” at the loss of Debrinat and Dash but is focused on this season with Chicago.
“I’ve been talking with my family and my agent and the idea for me personally has always been to keep moving forward and improve as I’ve mentioned several times in the last year, and it seems like a broken record,” said Toyos, who had 37 points (12 goals, 25 assists) in 71 Last season’s match after working on a lot of things, trying to recover and feeling better and playing with the speed and ability I knew I could.I missed the 2020-21 season due to IRS.
“A lot of people are wondering and love to speculate and see what will happen. I am coming here really excited to play hockey and have no expectations, you don’t care too much about what happens to me on the road this season or even beyond.”
Kane said he wants to get the most out of training camp and prep for the season to be ready for the regular season, which begins in Chicago on October 12 against the Stanley Cup defending Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena in Denver (9:30 p.m. ET); TNT). He has dealt with an undisclosed “disturbing” injury since the Black Hawk’s appearance in the supplement in 2020 but said he feels fine now.
“I did everything I could this summer to get into a good position and now it’s just going to be about building it up again, endurance, skating hard, playing in these tough situations during camp,” Kane said. “It felt like this last year it took a while to go to camp, but once things calmed down a bit and got into the skiing every day and tightened it up, it turned out to be okay.”