The appeal of someone like Evander Kane does not come from a huge positional need for the Canes. Left wing is actually the most stacked position of any forward group that Carolina has on the roster.
Yet, Kane brings something else to the table that the Canes do not have on offense, and that’s his grit. The three primary scorers from the wings, Teravainen, Aho, Skinner, and Justin Williams don’t possess the same power forward ability as Kane does.
As far as power forwards go in the NHL, there will not be anything better available this season than Kane. And, the Sabres should not command too high of an asking price. Buffalo is in complete rebuilding mode and their return for Kane will reflect that.
On pace for nearly 40 goals this season, Kane would inject a huge boost into the Carolina attack. The Canes would need a shake up on the wings and improved production from the centers, but Kane is a real possibility for this team. Carolina is in a much better position to contend than the Sabres will be anytime soon.