it's close, I mean you say henrique is a potential 30 goal scorer yet Kane has only scored 30 goals and 50 points once. It's not as if he's already a bonafide star. Take out the lockout year and their stats over the past 3 years are very similar. I'm sure Kane will be the better player in the end but henrique is a top end pker. It's close straight up but I'm not adding a first rounder or a prospect.
Your right it's not happening, not because we're not looking at Kane but because henrique will never be traded. But it's also July and we all miss hockey.
This. Lou isn't going to give up what is an established two-way center for a player like that. I believe you can call him an established 2-way player, but he's definitely still has more to prove on the offensive side of the puck. Lou lives to have homegrown players like that. You don't get far in this league without having depth in the center position, and getting rid of Henrique does hurt that, regardless whether Henrique is a better wing than a center. You lose Henrique, you're down to Zajac and Elias, and who after them can play in the top 6 AND win draws? You're looking at Ruutu, Zubrus, Josefson.