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Toronto Maple Leafs interested in signing Evander Kane

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With the Jose Sharks terminating Evander Kane’s settlement and making him a unfastened agent, alternate rumors are beginning to flow into that the Toronto Maple Leafs are interested by signing the tough forward.

Traikos of Postmedia reports the Leafs are one in every of a handful of teams very interested in signing Kane to a one-yr “display me” contract.

Traikos went on to say, for a group like Toronto, which desires to take a step closer to competing for a championship, it might be well worth the hazard.

It is pretty possible the Leafs ought to face the Tampa Bay Lightning or the Florida Panthers in the first spherical of the playoffs and every other early round exit could likely imply the firing of GM Kyle Dubas. The Leafs are in win now mode and Dubas might take the threat.

Imagine, Kane, a 6-foot-2 and 210-pound strength ahead on a line with Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner. Or on a 3rd line with Alex Kerfoot and David Kampf. Regardless of in which he's slotted, he might make the Maple Leafs a lot deeper than they already are.

Traikos also stated the Leafs are not the simplest teams interested by a signing. The Carolina Hurricanes, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Vegas Golden Knights have serious hobby.

One final metric to think about, Kane did positioned up exquisite numbers last year, forty nine points in 56 games.

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