The Chicago Blackhawks have set up quite the set of musical chairs for Patrick Kane.
For now Kane is joined by Artem Anisimov and Brandon Saad, however as we all know, that probably won't last a long time.
That's why general manager Stan Bowman needs to make a move.
While the ideal solution would be to bring back Artemi Panarin somehow, it's unfortunately highly unlikely.
Another forward with Blackhawks' ties could be an interesting option.
The New York Rangers have placed forward Kevin Hayes on the trade block before he hits free agency next summer.
Of course the Hawks drafted Hayes back in 2010 and Hayes would end up spurning the Hawks using the CBA to hit free agency because he was trying to crack the roster as a right wing but didn't see himself getting ahead of Patrick Kane or Marian Hossa.
Now Hossa is gone and Hayes has also diversified his game and can play center pretty well. So instead of worrying about competing with Kane for ice time, he could actually be Kane's ideal center.
Hayes could even be bumped up to the first line and play right wing for Jonathan Toews and Alex Debrincat, having scored 25 goals last year it wouldn't exactly be a bad idea.
Hayes comes with a bigger cap hit then the Hawks have room for so the team would have to send some salary back.
Would you like to see Bowman make a push for Hayes?