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Patrick Kane would rather not go back to Switzerland

Dec 12, 2012, 11:41 PM EDT

Patrick Kane AP

Patrick Kane‘s adventures in Switzerland have been interesting to him, even when he’s got his mother along for the ride as Joshua Robinson of the Wall Street Journal shared. While that’s good for a laugh for some people, truth is he’d rather not have to go back to the Alps now that he’s back home.

Tracey Myers of tweeted a few other choice bits from the Blackhawks’ superstar including his hopes that the lockout will end soon so he can stay in North America.

“It would be nice not to have to go back (to Switzerland) Sunday, to stay here and great ready for a training camp,” Kane said.

On the chance he does have to go back, he said he’ll head back on Sunday. That doesn’t leave the league and players much time to get things on the road to being ironed out. Kane also says he’ll play in the Spengler Cup for HC Davos if he goes back. That won’t be awkward for his current team, EHC Biel, at all.

At least this time around he’ll be bringing his girlfriend with him instead of mom. If nothing else, that might be the most shocking news of all.

  1. somekat - Dec 12, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    What is the problem? Can’t get drunk and beat up college girls that don’t want to go home with him in Switzerland?

  2. Stiller43 - Dec 13, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    Some girl would date him after his much publicized trash behavior?

    I know money does a lot, but i would assume most women would have their opinions of kane down before they meet him…or maybe he dates trash too, who knows.

    • hockeyflow33 - Dec 13, 2012 at 1:32 AM

      Who cares about his charitable work and other parts of his personal life? Base your entire opinion about him around a biased, one-sided deadspin article

      • thedavesiknowiknow - Dec 13, 2012 at 5:46 AM

        One “unfair” article? Try at least 3 (at least semi) truthful accounts of a nobody (let’s pretend most of the world doesn’t care about a dude in the NHL, because they don’t) acting like he was John Lennon.

      • hockeyflow33 - Dec 13, 2012 at 12:06 PM

        Maybe in Florida or some non-hockey market these guys aren’t big but you’re out of your mind if you think players in Boston, Toronto, Philly, etc… aren’t very well-known.

        And yes, all of those pieces went out of their way to slam Kane.

      • mrchainbluelightning - Dec 13, 2012 at 1:22 PM

        Looks like somebody forgot about his assault on a elderly cab driver.

        See most of us get into cabs, the cab takes us somewhere, we pay and get out.
        Kane and his cousin got into a cab, attacked an old man and skipped on the fare.

      • hockeyflow33 - Dec 13, 2012 at 10:46 PM

        No I didn’t. All the serious charges were dropped except for a disorderly conduct charge which he copped to.

      • mrchainbluelightning - Dec 13, 2012 at 11:13 PM

        Oh, so he DIDN’T punch an old cabby in the face then?
        Cause he did

  3. missthemexpos - Dec 13, 2012 at 12:53 AM

    Give the guy a break, as long as he doesn’t stiff any taxi drivers in Switzerland.

  4. Stiller43 - Dec 13, 2012 at 2:14 AM


    One article? Or beating a taxi driver up for a few pennies when he has a multi-million dollar contract, or the TONS of stories about him trolling colleges, bars, and other places with young girls (granted he’s not 60, but still) and treating women like a complete dick.

    Go ahead and google pat kane and let me know if you only find one article about his exploits.

  5. ironmike778 - Dec 13, 2012 at 7:42 AM

    Kane is a nobody?? Uh….ok.

    • millertime30 - Dec 13, 2012 at 9:48 AM

      to the non-NHL-watching world (pretty much the whole thing), yes. Yes he is.

  6. xaf605 - Dec 13, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Do you people really think kane gives a shizer what you think about him ?

    • mrchainbluelightning - Dec 13, 2012 at 1:27 PM

      I know he doesn’t. Funny thing is more than one of his teammates don’t give a damn about him either, because he’s a goof. He’s is known to be a loud mouth buffoon that can bring embarrassment to yourself by associating with him. He’s is near Sean Avery status personality wise.

      I have no doubt that Chicago will move on from him soon, and that a class guy like Toews will give his blessing when they do send Kane packing.

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