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The Daily: The Detroit Take on Patrick Kane

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Over at Detroit Hockey Now, Kevin Allen weighed in on the Patrick Kane-potentially-to-Detroit speculation that may very well have truth to it. After all, the Detroit Red Wings need goal scoring and offense and the 34-year-old Kane would certainly provide that.

But aside from the emotional reaction that fans on both sides feel, what about Kane and how he would fit in. Allen writes that general manager Steve Yzerman would see a player he would absolutely love to have on the roster. Opines Allen:

Kane has always been the kind of player that Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman respects. Hard-nosed. Skilled. Dogged. Relentless. The Buffalo native may not be as dominant as he was during the Blackhawks’ Cup run, but he’s still a confident scorer. Over the past two seasons, he has 47 goals.

While Allen doesn’t think Kane ends up in Detroit, he sees the appeal for the Red Wings.

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