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The Ryan Miller-Patrick Kane trade hoopla will not stop until Feb. 27th.
Sorry Blackhawk fans.
The hockey world seems to think Chicago needs a goalie like Miller to push the ruggedness of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, even though Corey Crawford has been solid as of late.
Many believe Patrick Kane would be the odd man out in Chicago and dealt to his hometown Buffalo Sabres.
Chicago's offense would still be outstanding with Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp, but Kane is just 23 years old and is worth more than a return of struggling Ryan Miller.
If the Blackhawks are actually considering dealing Kane for Miller, the team will be disappointed.
Kane hasn't attained elite status this season, but Ryan Miller has lost his at the same time.
I don't believe Miller would be an addition that pushes Chicago deep into the playoffs and for that, he isn't worth it. Chicago would be left disappointed.
Don't deal the future for a 31-year-old goaltender who is having the worst season of his NHL career.
Steven Conklin is a contributing writer for the Bleacher Report and a student at the University of Central Missouri. He joined B/R in October 2011 and is currently a B/R intern. Any comments, questions or suggestions are more than welcome.