Unpacking the Patrick Kane Trade: How the Blackhawks and Rangers Got the Deal Done

After months of speculation, the Chicago Blackhawks officially announced that they have traded star forward Patrick Kane to the New York Rangers. The deal saw the Blackhawks receive a package of two first-round picks, two second-round picks, and two prospects in exchange for Kane.

The Athletic takes a deep dive into the trade, detailing how it went down and why the Blackhawks received so little in return. Sportsnet weighs in on who won the deal, while the Chicago Sun-Times reflects on Kane’s legacy as the greatest Blackhawks player of all time. Deadspin provides a unique perspective, exploring the emotions of a fan who loved and hated Kane during his time in Chicago. Finally, ESPN reports on the hurdles that had to be cleared before the Rangers could land Kane.

The Patrick Kane trade marks the end of an era in Chicago, as the Blackhawks now look to the future.