Coyotes Post Hilariously Low-Effort Farewell To Patrick Kane After Briefly Trading For The Forward

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We’re just a couple of days away from the NHL trade deadline, and there’s already been a flurry of transactions between teams hoping to level up prior to the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and others that are opting to cut their losses as they turn their attention to the less immediate future.

The Blackhawks and the Coyotes are firmly in that second category, as the two franchises are currently sitting in the basement of the Central Division and have some major incentive to remain there in the hopes of being able to draft the generational talent who is Connor Bedard.

The New York Rangers, on the other hand, are on pace to make the postseason and have made some notable moves in the hopes of ensuring that will be the case when everything is said and done.

The franchise welcomed Vladimir Tarasenko into the fold toward the beginning of February, and it capped off the month in a big way with the transaction that saw longtime Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane waive his no-movement clause to become the newest member of the group of boys who call Madison Square Garden home.

Chicago received a couple of draft picks and a prospect in a trade that also involved the Coyotes, as Arizona helped the Rangers clear some cap space by retaining some of Kane’s salary in exchange for a conditional pick of their own.

The Coyotes opted to have a little bit of fun after the trade was finalized, as its social media team whipped up a hilariously low-effort graphic to bid adieu to Kane, who was technically a member of the franchise for a brief moment in time (you’ll have to scroll to the second picture in their Instagram post to see the photo in question).

Arizona also had some fun at Chicago’s expense by referencing the trade after beating the Blackhawks by a score of 3-0 on Tuesday night.

Well played.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.