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Chicago media tee off on partying Patrick Kane

May 14, 2012, 12:10 PM EDT

Patrick Kane

It took a little longer than we expected for Patrick Kane’s boozy Wisconsin adventures to make headlines in mainstream Chicago media outlets, but after Deadspin’s follow-up post that alleged more than your everyday partying, there are plenty now.

“Party boy Patrick Kane would be smart to tone down his public escapades”Chicago Sun-Times

If you Googled “Patrick Kane’’ on Saturday, the first item that came up was “Patrick Kane’s drunken weekend.’’ That’s not something the image-conscious Blackhawks want when they’re trying to sell themselves to families. That’s not what you want 8-year-old Timmy seeing when he’s researching his favorite player for a school report.

Athletes are role models, whether they want to be or not. It comes with the money and the fame. Your every move is watched, analyzed and judged. Some of those moves are emulated, even the stumbling-drunk ones.

“Who might want Kane traded? Only everyone”

There’s a rule in hockey that resounds from the dressing room out: Your best players have to be your leaders and your leaders have to be your best players. Kane is hardly a leader. There’s no reason to trust him.

And yet, he’s still here.

The silence from Hawks wonks tells me they think Kane is guilty. Their inertia tells me they don’t know what to do or how to trade him.

It’s obvious the Hawks can’t trust Kane, but if he’s not traded, how can fans trust the organization?

“Kane’s latest indiscretions harmful to his and Hawks’ image”Chicago Tribune

The Hawks’ hierarchy is mum on Kane’s antics, also declining to be interviewed. But there can be little doubt President John McDonough — who is all about a positive image for the organization — is displeased.

The question begins to be raised, is Kane wearing out his welcome with the organization? When (if?) he does grow up or instead fritters away his remarkable talent in a haze of frat parties, will it be in a Hawks uniform?

Even the New York Post touched on Kane this weekend.

Whether the Blackhawks take drastic measures, i.e. trade him, we’ll have to wait and see. We don’t even know if they think the pictures and allegations are a big deal. If we had to bet, we’d say they do, but they haven’t commented publicly yet. Suffice to say a player of Kane’s abilities has to really push the envelope (partying-wise) before he’s dealt away.

It has gotten to the point, however, that people (like us!) won’t be afraid to speculate about places he could be sent.

Kane has three years left on a contract with a $6.3 million cap hit, after which he’ll become an unrestricted free agent.

103 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - May 14, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Athletes are not role models, they’re human like you and me.

    • habsman - May 14, 2012 at 12:59 PM

      Schenn, Kadri, and this years first?

      • odj810 - May 14, 2012 at 2:46 PM

        he’s got to big of a cap hit for that trade. That would be a steal for the hawks

      • habsman - May 14, 2012 at 3:47 PM

        I don’t think it would be that much of a steal for the Hawks. Schenn has been a disappointment and needs a new start, and Kadri can’t make a team that has missed the playoff for the past seven years. The draft pick is what the Hawks would find attractive. And moving Schenn’s contract would make Kane affordable.

      • odj810 - May 14, 2012 at 5:07 PM

        your still getting a number 5 overall pick and two prospects with high ceilings. I think the hawks should do that deal if it comes up maybe try to get colborne instead however i don’t think that helps the leafs all that much. He’s an elite talent but heavy cap hit/ doesn’t fill the need they need which is a big center(maybe that package for staal). Having another player like kessel isn’t going to improve there chances of winning the stanley cup

    • somekat - May 14, 2012 at 1:01 PM

      Most role models are humans

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - May 14, 2012 at 3:30 PM

        @somekat: fair enough, but there are better people to look up to and idolize. Pro athletes have always been far from infallible so trying to insist that they should be is just pointless.

      • jimeejohnson - May 14, 2012 at 7:22 PM

        Lassie, E.T., Yoda, Mr. Spock (half human),Mr. Ed, Rocky AND Bullwinkle, Courageous Cat, Felix the Cat, Snoopy, Wolverine, and possibly that guy on Man vs, Food!

    • barkar942 - May 14, 2012 at 1:12 PM

      Alas, they are mere mortals, but when you are paid millions to play a game that children idolize them as heroes, the millions of dollars are not only paid to them for them to perform on the ice, they must also live up to being worthy of their large salaries by publicly representing their employers in such a manner worthy of a childs mind to make them their idol.
      Acting like a drunken frat party hound in public doesn’t exactly live up to this standard.

      • michiganhockey11 - May 14, 2012 at 1:17 PM

        Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son.

      • jimeejohnson - May 14, 2012 at 7:24 PM


    • biasedhomer - May 14, 2012 at 3:14 PM

      Choking girls is a normal thing to do?

    • macnt - May 14, 2012 at 4:17 PM

      Tell your Kids to find a real role model, sports players should be the last person a kid should look up to.. They can like a player or have a favorite , but as a role model ?? Seriously

      • beinian62 - May 14, 2012 at 6:03 PM

        Hmmmm let’s see i grew up with guys like Bobby Orr Bobby Hull Gordie Howe all of them excellent role models.You play major league sports you become a role model like it or not .
        Kids idolize players regardless of their parents input.Hell kids spend more time watching tv or on the internet than they do with their parents so grow up Patrick

      • anonymous hero - May 14, 2012 at 11:55 PM

        ^ bobby hull beat his wife…

    • 67istoolong - May 14, 2012 at 5:31 PM

      True. However, Patrick is young…and as far as I can tell a little immature. It goes with the territory and part of growing up. Having said this, I cannot vouch for Kane. I don’t know him personally. If he does go out and drink lots, acts like a moron when alcohol is added…he needs help not criticisim. I’m sure if the BlackHawk organization is really concerned with his after hockey antics than they should address the issue…it is their responsibility to offer him help and give him some stern advise on what is and what is not appropriate behaviour when representing a high profile employer such as an NHL team. Good Luck Patrick….life is a learning experience….learn from your mistakes and you become a decent human being…keep repeating them (it it is true) and you are a moron.

    • gohawksgo2012 - May 15, 2012 at 12:58 AM

      Totally agree…. and have heard of lots of athletes throughout all of major sports who have done much worse things, involving drugs, etc., even players in the NHL involved in car accidents, getting other hockey players killed, etc., who still played on….seems like the Chicago media has nothing better to write about, just pick on the Blackhawks. They should just worry about what the players do on the ice…Kane had a pretty decent year, despite his wrist injury, and seemed to be a pretty good leader when Toews was down with the concussion!

    • kicksave1980 - May 15, 2012 at 8:49 PM

      Personally, I don’t care if the players that I like go out and get smashed every night of the week as long as they show up on game night.

      That said, it always bothers me when people say that athletes aren’t role models. Of course these guys are just people who happen to do something extremely well, but being a “role model” comes along with the paycheck. You choose that life. You choose that profession. You choose to be under media scrutiny. You play in front of 20,000 a night…a lot of which are kids (and in some cases adults) who think you walk on water. Is Patrick Kane the only guy in the league who goes out and makes an ass out of himself on occasion? Absolutely not, but he needs to learn to either slow down or stay away from places where he’s obviously going to be ‘the star in the room’.

      I say this as a guy who got a Blackhawks tattoo in 1998, when the team was very far from relevancy. Kane needs help. Either with his drinking, or with his social habits.

  2. malkinrulez - May 14, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    My guess is growing up there wasn’t much partying but a lot of practice. If his partying doesn’t hurt his play no harm no foul. If he did choke a girl than there is a problem. If merely partying at 22 in the off season we should all remember what a lot of us did at 22

  3. hairpie - May 14, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Not sure i’d call what he does “partying.” He seem more like an alcoholic.

  4. pepper2011 - May 14, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    I don’t know about you, but I don’t choke girls for turning me down; never did. It’s not about being a role model; it;s about being a decent person. That whole athletes are not role models is just an excuse… If the same type of thing happened to me; and most people; stupid drunken pics on Facebook or a police report naming me – if one of my bosses found it – I’d probably be fired for conduct detrimental to the business. it’s stupid. He’s not a role model? when you make millions of dollars playing a game; people and kids are going to look up to you. If you don’t like it; there are pro leagues all over the world- go play there and you won’t have to worry about being a “role model”

    • bmscalise - May 14, 2012 at 2:15 PM

      I agree. I have no idea whether or not he choked a girl. But his shirt said 5X2=10 – and on the back had the picture of him shirtless with two girls in the back of a limo.

      As a woman I find that shirt horribly offensive – and for me, a way bigger deal (in terms of my perspective of him) than his partying. True or not, the story of him choking the girl came about because verbally (or physically) attacking a girl who turns you down seems entirely consistent with wearing a shirt designed to degrade women.

      Kids pay attention to what he does. I like to drink quite a bit – but it’s pretty sad when this type of extreme, self-destructive partying is seen as normal. And it’s more sad that young boys are learning to giggle at the misogynist attitude he’s willing to display openly on the front of a fricking t-shirt.

      • creasemasta41 - May 14, 2012 at 4:05 PM

        i agree to the extent that the shirt was kind of degrading, but im a teenager on a travel hockey team and ive been hearing mottos and sayings like that since i was twelvve. and i wasn’t hearing them because patrick kane put it on a shirt, i heard it because were guys. thats how all of us think so from your perspective i can see how it could be percieved as a big deal but reality is no boy over 12 or 13 hasnt already heard something like that at school or in the lockerroom. ive heard everything from 2 5s equal a 10 to a 2 on the road is a 10 at home. Its not like some kids gonna see him wearing that shirt and say “hey, if patrick kane can do that so can I!!” sorry but in most males heads thats not how it works

      • bmscalise - May 14, 2012 at 5:31 PM

        I have no doubt that you heard those things in your locker room – and much worse. Pat Kane certainly didn’t invent it, but he is perpetuating it – making it SEEM normal, making it seem like it’s no big deal to say this stuff. But just because we’ve “heard it all before” doesn’t make it natural or normal or “just the way guys think.” It’s not okay, just like all of the racist tweets out of Boston can’t be excused as “just the way white people think.”

        I just hope that, next time, maybe you (or another young player on a travel team that posts here) might decide not to repeat one of these mottos, which you acknowledge are degrading. That’s all. And truth: you’ll have a better chance of getting those girls you want if they don’t hear those kinds of things around you and your friends – the ones worth having will notice.

    • yesfan1971 - May 14, 2012 at 2:19 PM

      Who said he choked anyone? DeadSpin? Such a reliable source! Madison police have NO reports of charges filed!

  5. xaf605 - May 14, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Bunch of damn hypocrites that’s all.

  6. jeffersonkostilnick - May 14, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Kane is becoming out of control. Chi should look long and hard at trading him during the off season before he becomes any more of a problem/distraction. If my math is correct, Mike Richards + Jeff Carter = Patrick Kane???? I don’t know about you, but I literally just crapped my pants at work reading this article….

    • yesfan1971 - May 14, 2012 at 2:25 PM

      LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOO Yeah, LA will trade those 2 away!

      • jeffersonkostilnick - May 14, 2012 at 2:49 PM

        I wasn’t saying LA would trade those players. I was stating that both Mike Richards and Jeff Carter’s partying habits combined are not as bad as Kane’s.

    • wicky888 - May 14, 2012 at 3:36 PM

      I disagree. Richards and Carters partying was an ongoing problem for years here in Philly. This seems to be more of an isolated incident for Kane. And it was after Chicago was eliminated from the playoffs. Richards and Carter partied during the season and playoffs, including the nights before playoff games. I’d say that’s much worse than 1 stupid weekend during the offseason.

    • puckish27 - May 14, 2012 at 4:55 PM

      Last I checked, the math was PK=SC, no?

  7. niubears - May 14, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    If Kane did indeed choke someone we wouldn’t be hearing it from Deadspin. The Madison PD would’ve informed the media. The choking thing IS a concern if it’s indeed true, but I doubt it.
    Kane might be a drunken idiot and a prick but I was the same way three years ago in college and 95% of college students are the same way.
    He’s not the same player he was a few years ago. If the Hawks can unload him to make the team better I’m all for it. If not, I can handle his partying and drunken misadventures.
    At least he paid his cabbie this time around

    • somekat - May 14, 2012 at 1:03 PM

      Yes, because small town police departments never cover up anything for famous……nevermind

      • niubears - May 14, 2012 at 2:16 PM

        Since when is a town of over 200,000 people considered small?

      • somekat - May 14, 2012 at 3:30 PM

        You are right. That is a major city. That is why there are so many professional sports teams in cities with 200,000….nevermind

      • tdspringer - May 14, 2012 at 2:20 PM

        Excuse me??? I see you are yet another fine example of how poorly our schools are doing. Have you never taken geography?? Madison, WI is NOT a small town by ANY stretch of the imagination. No, it isn’t Chicago, NYC or LA but it IS the capital of Wisconsin, it IS the home of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and it IS a CITY of over a quarter of a million. It IS the 81st largest city in the entire US…..good grief. Educate your self before you post. Or do you enjoy looking totally stupid??

      • somekat - May 14, 2012 at 3:33 PM

        81st? Wow, that is HUGE. 81st just in the US? WOW, amazing. The capitol of WISCONSIN!!! Wow, because that is just population gridlock up there. Akron is the capitol, it’s small. Harrisburg is the capitol, it’s small. Being a state capitol means nothing, especially the capitol of wisconsin (what’s next, the capitol of Rhode Island? Providence is HUGE)

        Yes, if you are less than half a million, you are a small town. Sorry

      • jimeejohnson - May 14, 2012 at 7:31 PM

        “Being a state capitol means nothing…”

        Like the man said, educate yourself before posting.

    • michiganhockey11 - May 14, 2012 at 1:22 PM

      I pity the next cabbie…..

  8. somekat - May 14, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    For the record, none of the internal links in this article work

    quality site!

  9. phillyphan83 - May 14, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    what a shame, a 22 yr old guy has to act like a 40 year old man just to appease others. sorry kid, you’re not allowed to have any fun in your youth. sorry, you’re not allowed to act normal. what a joke. mind your business people, this is America and he has every right to enjoy his offseason and his life like a normal college age guy.

    • selldannysell - May 14, 2012 at 1:14 PM

      You obviously didn’t read the article, Phillyphan. When you’re an professional athlete, like it or not, fair or unfair, your EVERY move is scrutinized, and when you’re out drunk or patronizing nudie bars, it reflects badly on the league in general and organization in particular. It would be different if it was you or me.

      • tdspringer - May 14, 2012 at 2:27 PM

        Sorry. This is so stupid. He’s a 22 year old male. Good grief. Maybe YOU never went to a titty bar and you never got drunk but, NEWS FLASH, 20-something college students do it all the time and they have been doing it for GENERATIONS !!!! Ok, he’s not a college student but he never was so why can’t he go out and party hearty without every one jumping on his case?? As a graduate of U-W Mad City I can assure you, this behavior is not only NOT news, it isn’t NEW either (I graduated in 1979)…..Patrick is just as entitled to live his life like a normal 20-something male as anyone else. He didn’t ask to be your kids role model.

        Frankly, parents need to do more to impress upon their kids that role models should be your own parents, teachers, etc…NOT professional athletes who are generally LESS educated than the general public.

    • michiganhockey11 - May 14, 2012 at 1:16 PM

      I thought “college kids” get to party like “college kids” because they’re actually in “college”? Sorry, fun isn’t punching a cabbie when YOU are short for the fare. Doesn’t mean using drugs to have a fun time either. Ask the Chicago media about that. That issue hasn’t gone national yet.

    • somekat - May 14, 2012 at 1:17 PM

      To an extent I agree, but with great privledge comes great responsibility.

      If he wants to go out and have a few (or a few too many), I say, who cares. If he is unable to figure out a way to do that which does not end with his picture, clearly hammered, on the front page, then I say, someone should care.

      If you want to blow off steam in the off-season, go ahead. When in doing so, you make yourself a public spectacle, then shut up and take the criticism like a man

    • biasedhomer - May 14, 2012 at 3:17 PM

      You can have fun without acting like a douche.

    • nuckss - May 14, 2012 at 6:54 PM

      Who knows about the choking allegation but a guy who wears a t-shirt like that is a douche and I hope those women’s brothers meet up with him next time he is in Van.

  10. michiganhockey11 - May 14, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    I told you guys in a previous post has a huge alcohol and drug problem. Even just a few years ago, I hear his parents wouldn’t even give him his debit/credit card because he’d blow it on drugs and other stuff. Hawks need to tighten his leash or get rid of him. Huge talent, but maybe he needs to speak with Bob Probert’s widow to help get his head straightened on.

    • yesfan1971 - May 14, 2012 at 2:27 PM

      LMFAO! Drug problem? Prove it!

      • beinian62 - May 14, 2012 at 6:17 PM

        Hey yesfan 1971 alcohol is a drug just legal is all.
        Not sure about any other substances he may or may not use .
        Clearly the kid needs help i hope he gets it

  11. pone27 - May 14, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Like I said before, Deadspin is such an-reliable site.

    The people who were “witnesses” all claim to have photos or video of Kane choking a girl. These kids are offering less than a grand to hand them over. If they were true, Deadspin or TMZ would EASILY fork over that much for them.

    If you on here who are saying you didnt party like that at 22, then you clearly either A)Never went to a fun school B)Had a child at too young of an age C)Never had any friends.

    • tdspringer - May 14, 2012 at 2:30 PM

      “If you on here who are saying you didnt party like that at 22, then you clearly either A)Never went to a fun school B)Had a child at too young of an age C)Never had any friends.”

      LOL…exactly. Good grief…I am 54 and I CLEARLY (ok, not clearly enough to remember ALL the details) remember partying every single weekend of the 4 years I spent in Madison. Wow…..the people posting here are either liars or spent their college years living in mommy’s basement….(where they may very well still be).

      • jimeejohnson - May 14, 2012 at 7:34 PM

        You did not party every single day? Lightweight! (sarcasm intended)

  12. biffnasty - May 14, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    He’s in his early twenties! What’s the problem? Omg he’s acting his age. Sooo stupid this is even a story

    • michiganhockey11 - May 14, 2012 at 1:29 PM

      So age and money are catalysts for debauchery, assault of a cabbie and alcoholism?

      *Notice I left out the rumored choking*

      Age is no excuse for acting like a complete and total prick. Maybe it was his upbringing. Parent’s are probably pricks too. If my daughter ever dates a guy like that I’ll disown her.

      Pone-there are other choices to have fun at an early age. Your presupositions are preventing you from even acknowledging that there are other possibilities for what people may consider “fun”.

      • tdspringer - May 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

        First of all, where did you obtain your medical school degree? And since when is ANYONE qualified to make a diagnosis of alcoholism based upon a story on the internet??

        No cabbie involved here. That’s old news….2 years old. Yes, it was stupid and he really should have been arrested and punished. Too late now. What precisely has Patrick done in the last 2 years that is so horrible??? Oh, gee, he went to Madison, WI (party city USA) and, oh horrors, he got DRUNK on Cinco de Mayo…..I was in the airport in Atlanta for 5 May a couple of years ago and I was one of the very few NOT drunk….It’s that kind of holiday.

        And second of all, who the heck are you to tell other people how to enjoy them selves???? He’s 22 for goodness sake! I guess you were too busy playing games in mommy’s basement to have partied in your 20’s but let me assure you, there are plenty of us who DID party, and did so with amazing regularity in college and some of us even grew up to be CEO’s, doctors and other productive people…..

        Get a life.

      • pone27 - May 14, 2012 at 3:08 PM

        Of course there are other ways to have fun. And they have all the right to do so. But to call Kane an alcoholic, and then assume his parents are pricks, basically makes you a hyprocrit.

        Having grown up with now NHLers, I can tell you the parents put a TON of time, effort and money into getting these kids into the pros.

    • selldannysell - May 14, 2012 at 1:30 PM

      He’s not in college, he’s a man representing his organization. Thus, he needs to act more responsibly without embarrassing said organization.

      • tdspringer - May 14, 2012 at 2:37 PM

        He is NOT representing his organization. It’s the off season. He was not in uniform. He is a person and entitled to get as blotto as the next guy especially on a holiday that traditionally includes consuming large quantities of alcohol. Obviously YOU never went to a fun school like U-W Mad City……

        Get a life and quit being so judgemental.

    • biasedhomer - May 14, 2012 at 3:18 PM

      I am around his age and I do not act like that. And if I did, and say my job found out, I would probably lose my job.

  13. bobhpine - May 14, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    Getting falling down-lose your shoes-micturate in your shorts-passed out in your best friends ball gown-wasted is not a crime. Not even a big deal.

    Choking girls and beating up cab drivers is quite another story. Kane just seems like a bad guy. I wouldn’t want him on my squad at 6.3 per.

    • tdspringer - May 14, 2012 at 2:38 PM

      I read the article twice. NO WHERE does it say anything about him choking anyone…..And the cabdriver incident was 2 years ago. I do believe he was punished. Time to let it go unless he does it again.

      • bobhpine - May 14, 2012 at 4:37 PM

        how about this…6.3 million per year for 23 reg season goals and none in the playoffs sucks

  14. elvispocomo - May 14, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    This article isn’t about Kane getting drunk. It’s about him doing so in full public view and acting an ass about it as well. How many of you have heard about the player’s New Years parties they have when they’re on the road that rack up 5 to 6 figure tabs? It happens, but rarely do you hear about it, and even more rarely do you have multiple stories, photos, etc making the rounds as a result.

    If Kane wants to continue to be paid like a working adult, it’s time he stopped acting like a college kid. That doesn’t mean he can’t have fun, but with all that money, he can do so privately. And if he can’t be responsible enough for his actions, you’d think he could at least pay someone to be around him at all times to remind him to do so.

    • drewsylvania - May 14, 2012 at 2:27 PM

      If he doesn’t get in serious trouble with the law, and continues to produce, the Blackhawks won’t care.

      • hiltonandastoria - May 14, 2012 at 2:49 PM

        Yes getting into trouble with the law is fine as long as it’s not serious.

        Assaulting a senior citizen and being charged with that assault and robbery is no biggie as long as he keeps fooling Chicago fans that he’s a superstar.

        Not even as good as another liability…Phil Kessel

      • elvispocomo - May 14, 2012 at 6:39 PM

        The cabbie incident serious enough, but any team will give a player another chance after that. The partying on top of it isn’t a good sign, and tends to indicate his maturity level but wouldn’t be enough alone to justify anything.

        He might have had 66 points this year, but if the downward trend in production continues (point totals have dropped twice since his career high year of 88, and this was his worst year ever in the NHL) then the Hawks will start to care pretty quick – especially with a $6.3M cap hit for the next three seasons.

  15. staviesteelo - May 14, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    How would you know that, and where do you buy drugs on credit card out. I don’t believe any of that. Hawks better not trade Kane, who cares he drank a beer big deal. He also won us a cup already and is only 23.

  16. drewsylvania - May 14, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Chicago media are jealous of Patrick Kane.

  17. puckish27 - May 14, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    If the NHL had the same scam as the NBA and NFL, where they don’t pay their “professional” athletes, Kaner would be playing at UW/Madison and having the same fun Chelios did when he played there. PK’s full time job is being 22, single, and having fun. Making $6 mil and winning a Cup in his part time job pleases me immensely!
    There was no DUI, no drugs, no arrests; he IS a role model for a 22 yr old! The Hawks got rid of Bobby Hull, Jeremy Roenick, Chris Chelios, Ed Belfour, etc. How did that work?

    God bless you, Patty! Enjoy your summer, and thanks for the Cup! I hope you bring it to Madison next year.

  18. hiltonandastoria - May 14, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    Will never play for the Wings thank God

    Completely useless player without the puck, a defensive liability basically a massively overrated Derek Roy. A slightly more productive Alexander Semin.

    His stupidity and arrogance reminds me of Roenick

    Who finishes their checks more than Kane?
    Even the Fembots in Vancouver, stats don’t lie, Kane gets credited with a check/hit once every 6.5 games. Not even once a week folks
    The guy has half a game and doesn’t care or is too soft for the other half.

    Oh but Americans and Chicago fans love them some Pat Kane
    You would never see a 1st overall Canadian embarrassing himself his team and the league like Kane.

    • drewsylvania - May 14, 2012 at 2:30 PM

      PK Subban says hi. (and yes, I know he wasn’t first overall, but why does that matter?)

      • hiltonandastoria - May 14, 2012 at 2:43 PM

        Because teams invest a TON into a 1st overall selection?
        Because Kane is being paid 5 million a year?
        Because Kane is a face of the Franchise?
        Because Kane has this plus the limo in Vancouver and the Taxi in Buffalo.

        Notice how a 2nd round pick like Subban doesn’t fit ANY of the above?

      • habsman - May 14, 2012 at 4:02 PM

        When did Subban assault a cabbie? I must have missed that one. And when was he ever photographed drunk? Must have missed that one as well. Other than that your comparison is accurate.

        How are those white sheets and hoods coming along in Boston? Scumbag fanbase criticizing others. Nice.

      • drewsylvania - May 14, 2012 at 5:06 PM

        Hilton is correct, and I stand corrected.

        As for Habsman, DIAF, you pathetic ITG.

    • chiadam - May 14, 2012 at 2:49 PM

      Still mad that Canada can’t win a Cup to save their lives? 19 years, sport. We’ll give it back when we’re through with it.

      • hiltonandastoria - May 14, 2012 at 2:51 PM

        Red Wings fan here….

        I couldn’t care LESS who your favourite team is, my last 25 years of hockey has been a dynasty run, whoever you root for is some scrubby team that has nothing to compare in recent memory.

      • beinian62 - May 14, 2012 at 6:30 PM

        chiadam its Canadian players winning that cup for American teams

  19. 11cups - May 14, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Someone needs to slap the bejesus out of this punk.

    • drewsylvania - May 14, 2012 at 2:32 PM

      No bias there, Mr. 11.

      • drewsylvania - May 14, 2012 at 5:03 PM

        No Red Wings fans, either.

  20. ikillchicken - May 14, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    If Chicago was smart they’d have cut Kane loose two years ago and hung on to Ladd and Brouwer instead.

  21. chiadam - May 14, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    It goes past being an alcoholic when it comes to Patrick Kane. He’s a total dick. I’ve run into him a few times here (everyone in Chicago has) and have only bad things to say. Like, for example, the time he drew a penis on my buddy’s Kane jersey after the Hawks won the Cup (my friend, a Chicago cop, had asked for an autograph) and hid behind his posse before my buddy could take him apart. Or the time I saw him walk up to a girl in a bar and call her “too fat” for no reason whatsoever. This seems to be a behavior he repeats often. One of these days, someone is going to pound the **** out of him and that dickbag cousin he runs with.

  22. buffalomafia - May 14, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    Leave him alone! He is a young kid having fun! Let him get it out of his system!

    At least he isn’t drinking & driving!

    For him hanging with the fat (chowhounds) women, he is from south Buffalo!

    Now coming from Lovejoy area I would have hot chicks all around me if I was a hockey player! Lol!

    • jimeejohnson - May 14, 2012 at 7:39 PM

      Wish they all could be California…..GIRLS!

  23. vshehane - May 14, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    I am not sure why we would expect the Chicago players to behave any differently than their drunken, obnoxious fans do.

  24. dawglb - May 14, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    Many athletes have some sort of clause in their contracts about conduct detrimental to the organ-i-zation. I would guess that that behavior is unacceptable in most professional contracts. These guys go to elementary schools and read to kids, etc. Patrick wouldn’t be welcome in my community (schools).

  25. bcjim - May 14, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    I have no idea what among all that is true. Could all be false. BUT, anyone drinking as described should consider the possibility that they have a drinking problem.

  26. viper027 - May 14, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    I’ve been a hawks fan for most of my life through good times and bad, its time to cut the cord with kane. I say work a deal with the jackets bring Nash for Kane and a draft pick. Kane could be closer to home and in a smaller market in which his every move won’t be watched.

  27. jpat2424 - May 14, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    Michiganhockey11. Your an idiot. Not once have I ever read about Kane doing drugs. Get your facts straight fuzz nuts.

    • broomballking - May 15, 2012 at 1:53 AM

      yeah-since when do drug dealers take plastic?

  28. geo91 - May 14, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    I wonder how many people in the Chicago press remembers him scoring the overtime Stanley Cup goal?

    • comeonnowguys - May 14, 2012 at 5:48 PM

      That’s kind of the problem. This stuff doesn’t really make the radar because he’s their beloved KANER!

  29. jason9696 - May 14, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    This guy is the biggest douche in hockey. And that includes Sean Avery.

    • comeonnowguys - May 14, 2012 at 5:09 PM

      Yeah, um… no. You can’t even compare the two at this point.

  30. sergeikremlin - May 14, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    I’m sure Kane got a taste of partying when he was a star in London, known as one of the better Ontario party cities for college kids. His points have dropped each of the past two seasons after winning the cup. Maybe hoisting Lord Stanley went to his already large ego and now he’s going bar-down in a different sort of way.

  31. kgun80 - May 14, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    Haha.. He was out in Buffalo.. Saw it with my own eyes. He was at Snooty Fox , he tried moving into a private party with Rob Gradkowski and his friends. They tried to ignore the idiot until he climbed on a table and shortly after fell off the table, he is a moron!!! We hate this punk in his hometown.. Please Chicago take him away from here!! He needs help, he has a real problem!!

  32. rojodiablo - May 14, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    The Hawks would be MORONS to give up a talent like Kane but I hope they do since my Kings would LOVE to get another great player like “the Kaner” to add to there already solid roster!!

  33. jimeejohnson - May 14, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    It’s all about making the right choices. Always has, and probably always will be. A professional athlete at the highest level needs to conduct himself with class and dignity IN ORDER to be a role model to the many kids that look up to him or her. A talent like Kane has the chance; but it’s up to him to take advantage of it. Not everyone wants, or needs, to be a role model, but not everyone has the chance.

  34. joewilliesshnoz - May 14, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    Party on , Garth . . .

  35. broomballking - May 15, 2012 at 1:39 AM

    WHAT!!! You never did that when you were his age??? He’s on vacation with his friends for 2 months. Get over it! At least he was just drinking and partying. It has been known to get much worse for some others. Geez-Us!! And you must be drunker than he was to think that the Hawks would get rid of him over this!!!
    Don’t you remember what he did the year the Hawks won the cup? That alone makes him ALMOST bullet-proof.
    It just doesn’t matter! It just doesn’t matter!

  36. dawglb - May 15, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    @broomballking, I understand that most of us have been hammered at one point in our lives. However, if we were out in public, at a local establishment, at the height of our careers, (hammered) I don’t think our bosses, fans, neighbors would enjoy it or think it was ok. He may be 23, but he has an image/employer to live up to. He is not your average 23 year old college student. Since he is not average, his behavior shouldn’t be.

  37. selldannysell - May 15, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    @tdspringer. He may not have been representing his organization in an official capacity. But, fair or not, his behavior in the public eye reflects on that organization for better or for worse. Why don’t you get a life, grow up, and use your head.

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