I'm not a doctor, but I do know that a broken collar bone that requires surgery will most likely see the full 3 months needed to heal properly (keep in mind - a 'clean' non-displaced clavicle fracture would require the patient to wear a brace to immobilize the shoulder to allow the bone to heal, and that usually takes 6 weeks).
In other words - unless the Hawks have a deep playoff run - Kane will be out until the Conference Finals.
Alright yeah. Maybe I was a little off on the time but, even without Kane, I wouldn't be surprised if they're in the conference final.. at which point their roster could be impossibly stacked with the addition of another player or two.
Just thought it was an interesting storyline leading up to playoffs..
"I think if Detroit can get Petry for a second-round pick or a middling prospect, then sure, maybe theres a deal. But theyre not giving up one of their top youngsters. I dont think the Wings feel the return is worth it."
Long as the player(s) they pick up are UFA. If not, they'd have to do some scrambling before next season to get Kane back in and be under the cap. Plus either way they lose whatever assets they gave up to fetch those guys. I guess it could be worth it for a shot at another cup, especially if Kane gets back while they're still playing...
Yeah I was definitely thinking UFA(s).. and they'd have to give up some assets. So it'd definitely be a bit of a gamble. Depends on how they feel about their shot at the cup this year I suppose.
I think Stuart would be my threshold as well. So its been what 7-8 years since a trade deadline mattered? Kenny is setting himself up for another we like our team
moment. Sometimes that's good I guess but most of his moves are insignificant and I have zero faith he'll pull the trigger on an upgrade to help this team this year either.
But usually when he doesn't it's because there isn't a deal to be made that makes sense. Trades are a two way road and most teams want top prospects for good players. If you're going to give up a top prospect, you need to make sure it's worth it long term, which is a bit of a gamble. If we would have made a big trade in the past few seasons, nyq or Tatar would've probably had to have been traded, and now look at them. Personally, I trust Holland's judgement.
I am hoping he can swing something for Wisniewski though. But I'm not getting my hopes up too high..