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Step into the life of Patrick Kane

Dec 12, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

Patrick Kane Getty Images

Sadly, it’s not the 36 hours the Blackhawks spent in Las Vegas. But it still sounds pretty interesting.

From today’s NHL press release:

The National Hockey League (NHL) and NHL Original Productions today announced the debut of the day-in-the-life series “NHL 36.” Premiering Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m. on VERSUS, the first installment of this unprecedented documentary series will train its cameras upon Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane.

Providing the ultimate behind-the-scenes peek into the life of this NHL superstar, NHL 36 takes viewers into Kane’s world for 36 straight hours as he lives the life of a not-so-average 23-year-old. Through an array of microphones and isolated cameras, the 30-minute documentary will offer unique insight into Kane’s game on the ice. The show also will feature interviews with Kane’s family.

NHL 36: Patrick Kane is the first in a series of 10 episodes that will shadow NHL players for 36 consecutive hours. The next player to be featured and the air date will be announced at a later date.

So after Kane, there’s nine more of these to look forward to. Hopefully there’s an “NHL 36: Ilya Bryzgalov” episode in the works. I bet he gets up to some weird stuff.

  1. hague507 - Dec 12, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    Not a fan of these type of shows. Most of the stuff (with the exception of game footage) is staged. With out question there will be shots of a charity appearance, professional photo shoot and a visit to the trainer.

  2. Stiller43 - Dec 12, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Any footage of kane beating up that taxi driver over 20 cents?

  3. billyhoyle4real - Dec 12, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    @Stiller43 I live in Buffalo and took a cab home from the Winnipeg game a few months back. A previous fare net $10 and I tipped $5. The night of the Jets game I paid with a $20 and asked for change on a $14 fare, the cabby started screaming at my girlfriend and I that he’s not a F’N bank. I responded are you the guy Patty Kane knocked out…

  4. lsxphotog - Dec 12, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Cab drivers are some of the worst. If they don’t take a card, I just won’t sit inside one.

    Glad to see this series for the NHL. Whenever they did it on NHL Network it was nice to see how normal everyone is. They were always just laid back guys, especially when they are family men. The worst was Mike Green. They followed him around and I ended up disliking him even more. There is a lot of potential with the creation of NHL Films.

    • jpelle82 - Dec 12, 2011 at 8:26 PM

      mike green is a tool.

  5. imleftcoast - Dec 12, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    I bet Kane doesn’t shave in that 36 hours.

    • comeonnowguys - Dec 12, 2011 at 3:26 PM

      Double or nothing that no one can tell the difference.

  6. nhlbruins90 - Dec 12, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    I like this type of show, but it’s true, most of the ‘behind-the-scenes’ stuff is as staged as any ‘reality’ show. I think we could all imagine what any given 36 hour span of Kane’s life would be like. Besides work, copious amounts of alcohol, a few blond chicks without a lot going on upstairs, boring daily stuff and lots of video games.

    If they do Seguin, it’ll be much the same, just a bit less work. (all those tedious meetings).

    • jpelle82 - Dec 12, 2011 at 8:30 PM

      dont forget the bad suits…kane looks like a clown in that credit card commercial

  7. buffalomafia - Dec 13, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    I wonder if they are taping him chasing some fat chow hounds from Buffalo! Lol!

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