Some teammates don’t want Kane back
Kevin Kurz: Also confirmed Frank Seravalli’s report that the San Jose Sharks tried to move Evander Kane this off-season.
Multiple sources have said a big reason is Kane’s strained relationship with many of his teammates.
There are at least a handful of his teammates who are hoping Kane doesn’t return.
Kane has a limited no-trade clause and it’s doubtful they can trade him.
Kevin Kurz from The Athletic: A source said Evander Kane shows up late for games and practice and a general “disregard for team rules”.
Another source added, “And there were no consequences, which caused a ripple effect in other, younger guys.”
Another source added: “He has not been easy to deal with this season.”
Kane had previously filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in January, listing $ 26.8 million in debt and $ 10.2 million in assets. It showed that he had lost $ 1.5 million while gambling.
A buyout is possible
Curtis Pashelka of Mercury News: San Jose Sharks goalkeeper Adain Hill filed a pay arbitration on Sunday that will now open a second buyout window for the Sharks.
The buyout window would be open for 48 hours after the pay arbitration process went on record.
A buyout would cost the Sharks $ 13 million in the first four years and then $ 1.833 million in the last four years. Kane would be on books by 2029.
In the reports of the strained relationship with the teams, the gambling allegations, the Sharks must at least consider a buyout.
The NHL’s investigation into Kane is expected to be completed by the start of the training camp. Gambling in NHL games is prohibited.
The CBA states that any player betting on an NHL can be banned or banned by the commissioner.