While the Detroit Red Wings are not going to see forward Patrick Kane make his debut for some time, he’s going to end up getting involved quickly. The Red Wings will benefit from having Kane in their forward core, and he will find ways to get active after joining the forward core.
The Detroit Red Wings finally locked down a deal with Patrick Kane, getting him to sign a one-year, $2.75 million contract. The veteran comes to Detroit, leaving the team with a mixed bag of emotions. Some fans are excited, and some have their reservations, depending on who you ask.
But one thing is sure: even after a hip resurfacing surgery, Patrick Kane will come out and look to get involved quickly. The way for him to do that is to do what he does best: control the puck and create scoring chances.
While some are worried about what Kane brings to the table and if he can get back to the player he was, there’s still hope. Why not be positive and expect the best from Kane? He has a chance to come out and prove himself while also being a beneficial part of the Red Wings offense.
Expect Patrick Kane to get involved with the Detroit Red Wings offense quickly.
I’d expect the Red Wings to find ways to get Kane involved quickly. He has a chance to come in and be a playmaker from the get-go. During the telecast on Thursday, there was talk about how much Kane handles the puck, ending up with it on his stick when it comes to puck possession.
If the Red Wings can get him to do that here in Hockeytown, it may lead to a recipe for success. Kane’s got a lengthy career under his belt with a track record for making things happen offensively, and if he can prove he is back to 100% and do that in Detroit? It could make for a real fun rest of the season.
Kane is one of the best puck handlers of the last 10-15 years or so, with supreme hockey IQ to pair with it. He will be a difference-maker even if he’s a half-step slower in his return to the ice in 2023-24 with the Red Wings.
But, if I had to bet, he’s going to get right back to his old ways, being someone who can create offense in a split second, setting up players left and right, or creating offense by way of his own stick and scoring goals.
Maybe it’s the optimistic side in me, but I think Kane will be able to bring a real boost to this Red Wings offense heading into December.