Patrick Kane is well aware he's been the subject of rampant trade speculation for months. The Chicago Blackhawks' winger just doesn't believe the hype.
"It was all just rumors," Kane said on Thursday from Chicago's training camp media availability. "A lot of the rumors are just rumors, maybe people looking for things to talk about in August when nothing's really going on with hockey, right? I don't think there have been any legitimate discussions between other teams and the Blackhawks."
The 33-year-old is entering the final season of his eight-year, $84 million contract, right as Chicago is knee-deep in a rebuild that could go on for years.