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Following up on our post last week regarding the Evander Kane “trade rumor”, I decided to see what a Winnipeg Jets blogger would want in exchange for Kane. I reached out to Arctic Ice Hockey for a few reasons, but mostly because they are Jets bloggers who are very familiar with advanced metrics. After all, that blog used to be the BTN blog before the Thrashers moved to Winnipeg.
Let’s start with what Kane is. He is one of the very few 20-year old 30-goal scorers. The list of players who have accomplished the feat is rather short and filled with big names, of which most are Hall of Fame caliber players. The one notable exception is Eric Daze, but he’s the exception to the rule.
When I initially wrote about Kane, I mentioned that the cost would likely start at a young roster player, a top prospect, and a pick. When speaking with AIH (full conversation here), we agreed that the quality of the players would really drive the cost. For the Rangers, I star...