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As others head to Europe, Patrick Kane remains uncommitted

Sep 19, 2012, 11:02 PM EDT

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Patrick Kane spent Wednesday skating with some of his old and current Chicago Blackhawks teammates. He’s trying to get ready for the start of the 2012-13 campaign, but many other players quickly found temporary homes with European clubs once the lockout began.

Kane is still weighing his options and hasn’t decided what he’ll do if this lockout eats into the season.

“When the time comes, I don’t know where I’ll be or who I’ll be with. But it’s something you have to look at,” Kane said. “You don’t want to e sitting around waiting if nothing’s going to happen. Summer’s been long enough. It’s nice to be out here skating but we all want to play hockey. Nothing’s in stone yet, so we’ll see.”

Kane finished the 2011-12 campaign with 66 points, which is his worst total since his 2007-08 rookie season. Additionally, the Chicago Blackhawks had a largely quiet summer after losing in the first round of the playoffs for the second straight campaign. So Kane and the Blackhawks as a whole will have something to prove when/if the 2012-13 season gets underway.

  1. paledevil - Sep 19, 2012 at 11:33 PM

    Not everybody is a perfect fit for an overseas team. I believe like many other Blackhawks or any player with name recognition… Mr Kane would do better in personal appearances(hollywood style) and fan signings That being said Hossa, Hammer, Stalberg, and perhaps other are a natural fit…
    Better idea Team Kane sponsored by Jamersons

  2. nothanksimdriving123 - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:07 AM

    How about Wisconsin?

  3. gtthom86 - Sep 20, 2012 at 3:06 AM

    if i was patty kane, i’d sign with the south korean professional hockey league and raise my asian kill. or maybe, are there professional hockey leagues in colombia? i’m sure they apprieciate a good ole banged up night there? come to think of it brazil sounds fun too. ahhh, its hard to be a number one pick.

    party on kane!

  4. hockeyflow33 - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    One of my buddies played for a team in Holland that was sponsored by Heineken….should I make a call Kaner?

  5. bhawksrule - Sep 20, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    Have ANY blackhawks signed elsewhere?

  6. jrcan13 - Sep 20, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    You mean hes not sure which stool to pick?
    ;-)

    Yeah I know – give the guy a break, hes young yadda yadda yadda

  7. eyeh8goodell - Sep 20, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    No, he’s definitely going to Russia…..but not to play in the KHL. He’s going to spend his time during the lockout helping Peggy learn to score from the left side.

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