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Patrick Kane reveals why he decided not to sign with the New York Rangers


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Hunter Bowman
July 8, 2024  (11:01 PM)
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Patrick Kane with the Red Wings
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Patrick Kane's reason for not signing with the New York Rangers has been revealed.

Despite all the speculation of a potential reunion between the Rangers and Patrick Kane, it unfortunately didn't happen.
As Kane signed a one-year, $4 million contract to remain with the Detroit Red Wings.
During free agency there was many reports that confirmed the Rangers will focused and determined to sign Kane but ultimately Kane had other plans and re-signed with the Red Wings.
But now the question still stands as to why Kane didn't want to return to New York?
However, TSN reporter Pierre LeBrun has the answer:
«There was interest in teams like Buffalo, his hometown Sabres, the Rangers where he played before, Montreal if it was a short term deal, among other teams, lots of interest in Patrick Kane,» TSN's Pierre LeBrun said. «I think with Detroit at the end of the day, he really enjoyed it there and he needed to really find a reason to have to leave.»


After recovering from hip surgery, the 35-year-old joined Detroit and recorded an impressive 20 goals, 27 assists and 47 points in 50 games.
Kane really seems to be clicked with the Red Wings, and especially his teammate, Alex DeBrincat.
LeBrun had also mentioned that Kane was looking for more term on his contract, and the Rangers were not willing to take that risk, and give Kane more than one year.
The Rangers instead opted to trade for veteran forward Reilly Smith from the Pittsburgh Penguins as well as signing center Sam Carrick.
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