Patrick Kane, the talented forward for the Chicago Blackhawks, found himself on a team that was undergoing a rebuilding process in the last year of his contract. However, he has now been given the opportunity to pursue his fourth Stanley Cup championship. According to multiple reports, the Rangers and Blackhawks have come to an agreement to trade Kane. The official trade call is set to occur after 5 p.m. ET, as New York needs to free up enough cap space to make it happen.
Sources indicate that the Blackhawks will receive a 2023 conditional second-round pick and a 2023 fourth-round pick in exchange for the pending unrestricted free agent. Kane waived his no-movement clause to facilitate the trade. If the Rangers reach the conference final, the second-round pick could become a first-round pick in either 2024 or 2025.
To help accommodate New York’s cap situation, Chicago will retain 50% of Kane’s $10.5 million contract. The remaining 50% of Kane’s salary will be taken on by the Arizona Coyotes, making it a more manageable $2.625 million for the Rangers.
Murdaugh was the key witness in the case. During his testimony, he confessed to having lied to the police about his whereabouts on the night of the murders. He revealed that he had actually been at the dog kennels, which was near the location where his wife and son were discovered dead, shortly before the killings occurred. Murdaugh attributed his lies to “paranoid thinking” brought on by his addiction to painkillers.
“I don’t believe I was thinking clearly, and I gave false information about being there, which I deeply regret,” expressed Murdaugh.