It's Thursday, so that must mean the Hurricanes are playing at home. Tonight, the Canes welcome the Winnipeg Jets to town for the first time this season, and the first of four meetings between the clubs. To get a preview on what's happening around an increasingly restless Winnipeg club (not to mention fanbase), we welcome in TJ Maughan from Arctic Ice Hockey for this edition of Three Questions.
What will the ultimate end game be of the Evander Kane saga? Will he and the Jets make nice, or is the bridge too far burned and the Jets will be forced into a trade?
I truly believe the end game is that Kane doesn't finish his career in Winnipeg, the reason being twofold. Firstly, if Winnipeg plans on building with the Nashville Predators model of success as they have claimed, it will mean they have to make important but frugal decisions when it comes to free-agency. At some point in time, Kane will price himself out of Winnipeg's range and he'll go make millions elsewhere, as is his wont.
The second reason is that this negative cloud that surrounds him in the local media isn't going away any time soon. At various points, it will continue to rear it's ugly head, inflating any distain Kane might already have for this city to the point where Winnipeg will be an afterthought when it comes time to sign his next big deal. Thankfully, the Jets still retain RFA right's on Kane after his current contract expires so five years from now should be an interesting time in Winnipeg.
Winnipeg Jets at Carolina Hurricanes - Game 15: Three Questions
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