Evander Kane was a healthy scratch on Wednesday, in his hometown of Vancouver. Due to his already strained relationship with the Winnipeg Jets, the scratching was big news, and became even bigger news after Paul Maurice declined to give a reason for it.
News came out that Kane had shown up to a team meeting in the middle of the day in a track suit, instead of an actual suit, and therefore was scratched for an apparent violation of team rules.
Yikes. That makes this even more of a fiasco than what it already was, and with Kane missing practice today due to a doctor's appointment, it seems that he could be getting surgery done on an undisclosed injury that's been bothering him for a while.
All this adds up to a large amount of tension between the team and the player, and tension in hockey usually results in a guy getting traded.
Florida would seem like a good landing spot for Kane; the team needs a goal scoring winger to play with either Aleksander Barkov or Nick Bjugstad, and there is no denying that the Jet brings that.
The asking price for Kane is likely going to be at it's lowest now, with all the controversy and drama in the locker room. If Jets' head coach Paul Maurice wants him out, he'll be out and for less than what he's worth.
So what do you think? Would you want the Cats to bring Kane on? Or is he too much of a risk/not necessary?