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Evander Kane had a rough night against Boston

Jan 11, 2012, 8:13 AM EDT

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Evander Kane had one of those nights he’d like to forget about.

Not only did the Jets blow a third period lead and lose to the Bruins, Kane caught the ire of coach Claude Noel in the first period by not coming out flying from the start. Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun hears it from Noel about Kane’s play that saw him benched for nearly a ten minute stretch of the first period.

“I’m not going to wait for him to start, the game has started. I saw two or three shifts and I’d seen enough. It’s like, what do you want to do here? If you want to be a key player on our team, if that’s what you think you want to be, then get ready to play the game, like everybody else.”

Kane has 18 goals this season for the surprising Jets and he’s one of their key young forwards. Making matters worse for Kane is that Andrew Ladd scored on his first shift taking Kane’s spot on that line. Awkward.

Losing to the Bruins is nearly expected, but even being a young stud in Winnipeg doesn’t mean getting a free ride. Lesson learned for Kane.

  1. sippindasyzurp - Jan 11, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    Part of me thinks that there is a little more to this than just the on-ice performance of the first 3 shifts… If he benching Kane then how does Captain Ladd get off the hook all the time?? Yes Ladd scored last night, but he also has been costing the team with untimely boneheaded penalties in the offensive zone, which has been happening quite frequently as of late.

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